The 15,000 ancient drawings carved into the lava rock in a vast area outside Albuquerque, New Mexico, have long been considered sacred by the Pueblo Indians of the American Southwest. In 1990, Congress recognized the significance of the petroglyphs by approving legislation establishing the 17- mile long and 7,200 acre site as a national monument.
• Martin Chavez, the mayor of Albuquerque, New Mexico, and a leading proponent of the road extension.
• Laurie Weahkee, the lead organizer of the Petroglyph Monument Protection Coalition based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She is half Zuni Pueblo and half Cochiti Navajo.