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

    Pipestone

    National Monument Minnesota

Insects, Spiders, Centipedes, Millipedes

Dragonfly

Dragonfly

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?

A seam of pipestone between layers of quartzite

The red pipestone rock at Pipestone National Monument was traded as far east as Georgia and as far west as the Pacific coast. More...