"O.T.Davis Photo No. 2132" (Verso) "Picture Rocks, near Monte Vista, Colo.
It is claimed by a Ute Indian, Joe Flores, that these pictures were made by a Ute known as Indian Pete, during the time rock creek was the Reservation home of the Utes, from 1875 until their removal to Montrose and Ignatio, Colo.
Joe explained this picture as a record of a council of friendship, the Utes Challenging as the Apaches advance unarmed and send their chiefs to the council. Unarmed Apaches was their signal fo friendship and the line of huint with game running indicates their request to hunt. If hunting is refused, the spears raise to war-like defence. If the hunt is granted, the spear points lower to the ground and all is well.
O.T. Davis, Alamosa, Colo.