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Peacepipes are traditional ceremonial smoking pipe by many Native American people. To experience this genuine American Indian artifact, you can visit the Pipestone National Monument to see the very site where these people get the material they have been using since prehistoric times.

Declared as a National Monument by US Congress in 1937 to protect the pipestone quarries, the Pipestone Park is a ?catlinite? quarry where American Indians get the pipestone, a soft but durable stone carved to make peacepipes. The site is sacred to the Dakota, Lakota and other Indian tribes. The park is located in Southwestern Minnesota, near the city of Pipestone.

The visitor center has exhibits pertaining to the cultural and natural history of the park. Visitors can also witness pipestone carving demonstrations and slideshows about the significance of this thing.
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