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Pipestone in Pipestone County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Pipestone Pilgrimage

 
 
Pipestone Pilgrimage Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ruth VanSteenwyk, June 20, 2018
1. Pipestone Pilgrimage Marker
Inscription.  

Many people have a strong spiritual bond with this land. American Indians have used this prairie for thousands of years carrying out their spiritual traditions on what they believe is sacred ground. Each year tribal people from across the country travel long distances to reconnect with this land and participate in sacred ceremonies.

Man understands that he is obligated in certain ways to the landscape, that he is responsible for it, that he shares in the spirit of the place.

N. Scott Momaday, author

It's spiritual for me. When I come here I make offerings, say prayers, give thanks. A lot of sacred things are done here…It's very respectful. People who come here respect this land, this mother earth.

Richard Lee, quarrier
 
Erected by Pipestone National Monument, National Park Service, & US Department of the Interior.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionNative Americans.
 
Location. 44° 0.813′ 
Pipestone Pilgrimage Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ruth VanSteenwyk, June 20, 2018
2. Pipestone Pilgrimage Marker
N, 96° 19.566′ W. Marker is in Pipestone, Minnesota, in Pipestone County. Marker is on Reservation Ave. Located near the Pipestone National Monument Visitor Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 87 Reservation Ave, Pipestone MN 56164, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sustaining the Sacred (here, next to this marker); Connection to the Earth Mother (a few steps from this marker); Quarry Layers (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line).
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .  Pipestone National Monument. (Submitted on June 22, 2018, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota.)
 
Pipestone National Monument Visitor Center image. Click for full size.
By Ruth VanSteenwyk, June 20, 2018
3. Pipestone National Monument Visitor Center
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 20, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 21, 2018, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 88 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 21, 2018, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota.   3. submitted on June 22, 2018, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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