Pipestone in Pipestone County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
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.
Location. 44° 0.813′ N, 96° 19.566′ W. Marker is in Pipestone, Minnesota, in Pipestone County. Marker is on Reservation Ave. Touch for map. Located near the Pipestone National Monument Visitor Center. Marker is at or near this postal address: 87 Reservation Ave, Pipestone MN 56164, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other 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.)
Categories. • Churches & Religion • Native Americans •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 24, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 21, 2018, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 51 times since then and 2 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.