For countless generations, American Indians have quarried the red pipestone found at this site. These grounds are sacred to many people because the pipestone quarried here is carved into pipes used for prayer. Many believe that the pipe's smoke carries one's prayer to the Great Spirit. The traditions of quarrying and pipemaking continue here today.
"When you pray with this pipe, you pray for and with everything." -Black Elk
New Exhibits on the Way
Pipestone National Monument has worked with 23 affiliated tribal nations to create brand new exhibits
Last updated: April 13, 2019