• Artist George Catlin recorded the quarrying activity at the pipestone quarries in 1836


    National Monument Minnesota

Insects, Spiders, Centipedes, Millipedes



NPS, G. Wagner

Over fifty-six families of insects inhabit Pipestone National Monument. Thousands of specimens representing these families are curated at the Monument.

Did You Know?

George Catlin

George Catlin was the first European-American to visit the pipestone quarries at Pipestone National Monument in 1836. A geologist dubbed the soft clay stone "Catlinite" after Catlin sent it to him for analysis. More...