Pipestone National Monument - Minnesota
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe
N 44° 00.804 W 096° 19.530
14T E 714380 N 4876839
Quick Description: The pipe is sacred to many American Indians who use it for prayer, important rites, and to conduct both civil and religious ceremonies.
Location: Minnesota, United States
Date Posted: 12/1/2019 11:09:01 AM
Waymark Code: WM11Q74
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK
Views: 2

Long Description:
What is Pipestone National Monument?

American Indians have come to this site for over 3,000 years in order to quarry a soft stone that they use to make pipes (hence the name 'pipestone'). The pipe is sacred to many American Indians who use it for prayer, important rites, and to conduct both civil and religious ceremonies. The site is still actively quarried today by American Indians enrolled in federally recognized tribes.

Where is the Monument?
The 301-acre Monument consists of the quarry pits, of which 56 are active pipestone extraction sources, and the tall grass prairie landscape surrounding them. There is no specific structure, plaque, marker, or monument. A National Monument is one of many designations for a unit of the National Park Service.
State/States the Park is located...: Minnesota

Park Designation: Monument/Memorial

Times the Visitors Center (or Park) is Open....: From: 8:30 AM To: 5:00 PM

Website From the National Parks Service Page of this Waymark...: [Web Link]

Are pictures included?: yes

Months the Visitors Center/Park is open...: Not listed

SECONDARY website.: Not listed

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