It's very spiritual. Your own personal connection to the earth mother, to the quartzite, to the pipestone rock…The benefit of it all is you get a sense of oneness with everything here."
Travis Erickson, quarrier
You are . . . — — Map (db m119089) HM
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 . . . — — Map (db m119088) HM
This former quarry reveals the area's basic geologic layers. Beneath a cover of soil, the thick, pink-tinted layer of Sioux quartzite covers the tin, red-colored lower layer of pipestone - the prized stone of many tribal groups. As the slant . . . — — Map (db m119090) HM
American Indians have utilized the resources of the pipestone prairie for countless generations to sustain themselves during their stay at the quarries. The bison and elk that once roamed the area provided meat, clothing and tools. The prairie . . . — — Map (db m119087) HM