Pipestone Indian Shrine Association is a non-profit cooperating
association established in 1955 to preserve the vanishing art of
pipemaking and assist Pipestone National Monument in the development
of scientific, educational and interpretive programs.
Pipestone Indian Shrine Association is located within the visitor
center of the Pipestone National Monument, with offices within the
Midwest Indian Cultural Center.
Pipestone National Monument occupies the site of the famed
pipestone quarries of Minnesota.
The Pipestone Indian Shrine has its roots back to the
1930ís, with efforts to have the area recognized as a National
Park Service Area. At
that time we were called the Pipestone National Park Association. In the 1950ís the association was revived and re-titled the
Pipestone Indian Shrine Association, acting as a cooperating
association of the National Park Service by supporting the Pipestone
National Monumentís historical, scientific and educational
activities. The association now acts as a non-profit society dedicated to
preserving the Indian art form of pipemaking.
Today, local pipemakers continue to quarry the pipestone and
create pipes and crafts.
contact us at:
Pipestone Indian Shrine
PO Box 727
Pipestone, MN 56164