It’s a sacred place to many of the Native American peoples. It’s the source of an easily carved deep red stone that is found in few places in the world. The finest and richest deposits are here in southwestern Minnesota. They have used it for centuries to create ceremonial pipes. During our 2014 visit to Pipestone National Monument we learned of the sacredness of this site and the role of the pipestone in their spiritual lives. Today we wanted to visit again and to walk the trail near some of the historic quarries and across a portion of the prairie. It’s a gentle peaceful place and we feel privileged to be able to visit.

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