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Bibliography of Pipestone, Minnesota
Pipestone, Minnesota Children's Literature
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Links to Historic Places Featured in this Itinerary
of Pipestone, Minnesota
Catlin, George. Indian Art in Pipestone: George Catlin's Portfolio
in the British Museum. London: British Museum Publications;
Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1979.
Clark, Caven P. Archeological Survey of a Controlled Burn at
Pipestone National Monument, Pipestone County, Minnesota. Lincoln,
NE: U.S. Dept. of Interior, National Park Service, Midwest Archeological
Erdoes, Richard and Alfonso Ortiz, editors. American Indian
Myths and Legends. New York: Pantheon Books, 1984.
Haberly, Loyd. Pursuit of the Horizon: A Life of George Catlin,
Painter & Recorder of American Indian. New York, Macmillan
Harnsberger, John L. Jay Cooke and Minnesota: The Formative
Years of the Northern Pacific Railroad, 1868-1873. New York:
Arno Press, 1981.
Hintz, Martin. Country Roads of Minnesota: Drives, Day Trips,
and Weekend Excursions. Lincolnwood, IL: Country Roads Press,
Hughes, David T. Perceptions of the Sacred: A Review of Selected
American Indian Groups and Their Relationships with the Catlinite
Quarries. Wichita, KS: Anthropological Research Laboratories,
Dept. of Anthropology, Wichita State University, 1992.
Keillor, Steven J. Cooperative Commonwealth: Co-Ops in Rural
Minnesota, 1859-1939. St. Paul, MN: Minnesota Historical Society
Lamar, Howard R., editor. The New Encyclopedia of the American
West. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1998.
Lavenda, Robert H. Corn Fests and Water Carnivals: Celebrating
Community in Minnesota. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution
Luecke, John C. The Great Northern in Minnesota: The Foundations
of an Empire. St. Paul, MN: Grenadier Publications, 1997.
Meyer, Roy Willard. Everyone's Country Estate: A History of
Minnesota's State Parks. St. Paul, MN: Minnesota Historical
Society Press, 1991.
Moore, Willard B. Circles of Tradition: Folk Arts in Minnesota.
St. Paul, MN: Minnesota Historical Society Press, 1989.
Murray, Robert A. A History of Pipestone National Monument,
Minnesota. Pipestone, MN: Pipestone Indian Shrine Association,
Pipestone County Historical Society. A History of Pipestone
County. Dallas, TX: Taylor Publishing Company, 1984.
Pipestone County Historical Society. Couteau Heritage, Journal
of the Pipestone County Historical Society. 1989.
Rothman, Hal and Daniel J. Holder. Managing the Sacred and the
Secular: An Administrative History of Pipestone National Monument.
Henderson, NV: Hal K. Rothman and Associates, 1992.
Sutter, Barton. Cold Comfort: Life at the Top of the Map.
Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, 1998.
Wilson, Robert S. Trolley Trails Through the West. Yakima,
WA: Wilson Bros. Publications, 1978.
Minnesota Children's Literature
Dygard, Thomas J. Wilderness Peril. New York : Morrow, 1985.
Nelson, S.D. Gift Horse: A Lakota Story. New York: Harry
N. Abrams, 1999.
Plain, Nancy. The Man Who Painted Indians: George Catlin.
New York: Benchmark Books, 1997.
Shaw, Janet Beeler. Kirsten Saves the Day: A Summer Story.
Middleton, WI: Pleasant Company Publications, 2000.
Wilder, Laura Ingalls. On the Banks of Plum Creek. New York:
Harper Trophy, 1971
to Pipestone Tourism and Preservation
Chamber of Commerce and Convention and Visitor Bureau
Find local businesses, special events, and area attractions, as
well as lodging and restaurants at this official site for Pipestone,
Located in the Pipestone City Hall, the museum is dedicated to the
preservation of the history of Pipestone County, Minnesota, and
operates a historical museum with many artifacts and as genealogical
Pipestone National Monument
Discover online the natural beauty of this National Monument. Included
in this site are directions, information on fees and facilities,
and activities held at the park.
Rock State Park
Located six miles south of Pipestone, this state park offers hiking
trails, fishing, boat rentals, a beach, and lodging. Directions
and a history of the southwest region of the state can also be found
Office of Tourism
Learn more about Minnesota's attractions, including arts and entertainment,
nature and the outdoors, and local community information. Discover
the scenic byways of the state or use the trip planner to help organize
a vacation. State and city publications can also be ordered online
free of charge.
Indian Shrine Association
This organization traces its roots back to the 1930s when the first
attempts at recognizing the area as a National Park were first made.
Their offices are located within the visitor center of the monument
in the Midwest Indian Cultural Center. The site is largely comprised
of a progressive history of the pipes made from the pipestone and
is complemented by many images.
Established in 1849, this nonprofit organization collects and preserves
Minnesota's history through its museum exhibits, libraries, historic
sites, and educational programs. An alphabetical list of the county
historical societies are also included within this site.
Fieldnotes of Pipestone National Monument
The processes of digging and carving the bowls and stems from the
pipestone are spelled out in this site, along with links to the
National Park Service's sites on Pipestone National Monument.
of the Sacred Tradition of Pipemakers
Formed in 1996, this international group was organized to protect
the pipestone quarries of Minnesota from exploitation or ownership
by any one specific tribe or group of people. Pipes, jewelry, and
art are available for sale online.
American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record (HABS/HAER)
The HABS/HAER program documents important architectural, engineering
and industrial sites throughout the United States and its territories.
Their collections, which include several historic sites in Pipestone,
are archived at the Library of Congress and available online. You
can view these by clicking on the link above and entering the search
terms "Pipestone" and "Minnnesota."
Trust for Historic Preservation
Learn about the programs of and membership in the oldest national
non-profit preservation organization.
National Park Service Office
National parks have been interwoven with tourism from their earliest
days. This website highlights the ways in which the NPS promotes
and supports sustainable, responsible, informed, and managed visitor
use through cooperation and coordination with the tourism industry.
National Scenic Byways Program
This website, maintained by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, includes information on state and nationally designated byway routes throughout America based on their archeological, cultural, historic, natural, recreational, and scenic qualities. Visit the America’s Byways Minnesota River Valley Scenic Byway website for more ideas.
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