Black and white photograph of Indians at Pipestone quarry, 1893.

Indians at Pipestone quarry

Indians at Pipestone quarry, 1893.

Color image of Standing Eagle working the Sacred Pipestone in a quarry at the Pipestone National Monument, ca. 1970.

Standing Eagle working the Sacred Pipestone

Standing Eagle working the Sacred Pipestone in a quarry at the Pipestone National Monument, ca. 1970.

Black and white photograph of a temporary camp at the Pipestone quarries, ca. 1890s. Photograph by F.O. Pease.

Temporary camp at the Pipestone quarries

Temporary camp at the Pipestone quarries, ca. 1890. Photograph by F.O. Pease.

Color image of a Pipestone pipe bowl, ca. 1941.

Pipestone pipe bowl

Pipestone pipe bowl, ca. 1941.

The red Pipestone Quarry in Southwestern Minnesota. Pen and ink drawing of Rudolf Daniel Ludwig Cronau, 1881.

Pipestone Quarry

The red Pipestone Quarry in Southwestern Minnesota. Pen and ink drawing of Rudolf Daniel Ludwig Cronau, 1881.

Pipestone Quarry, Pipestone

From ancient times to the present, a pipestone quarry in southwestern Minnesota has been a sacred gathering place for Indian nations from all over North America. Modern highways following traditional migration routes used by indigenous people intersect at this venerated place, designated a national monument in 1937.

Black and white photograph of Carver’s Cave (Wakan Tipi), 1875.

Carver’s Cave (Wakan Tipi)

Carver’s Cave (Wakan Tipi), 1875.

Color image of a Bison jump site at Blue Mounds State Park, 1995.

Bison jump site at Blue Mounds State Park

Bison jump site at Blue Mounds State Park, 1995.

Scale drawing of the world’s largest peace pipe, c. 1998.

Scale drawing of the world’s largest peace pipe

Scale drawing of the world’s largest peace pipe, ca. 1998.

Scale drawing of the world’s largest peace pipe installed on the site of the Rock Island Depot, c. 1998.

Scale drawing of the world’s largest peace pipe installed on the site of the Rock Island Depot

Scale drawing of the world’s largest peace pipe installed on the site of the Rock Island Depot, ca. 1998.

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