Pipemaking Traditions

Day 1

Arrival in Pipestone, Minnesota

  • Tribal storytelling and histories of pipestone
  • Noon lunch (Indian tacos by Keepers)
  • American Indian Dance Presentation
  • Guided tour of Pipestone National Monument
  • Attend tribal concert: Connecting the Circle
  • Dinner and overnight in Pipestone
Arrival in Pipestone, Minnesota

Day 2

Tribal Cultural Immersion Day at Leon’s Nature Preserve

  • Create tribal art such as pipestone carving
  • Identify and eat tribal foods of the region
  • Learn about traditions and ceremonies
  • Overnight opportunity: assemble and stay in primitive lodge
Tribal Cultural Immersion Day at Leon’s Nature Preserve

Day 3

Pow-Wow & Native Food Cook-off

  • Depending on availability and time of year
Pow-Wow & Native Food Cook-off

Day 4

Visit Jeffers Petroglyphs

  • See native carvings in the rocks that date back thousands of years
  • Give respect and reverence at this sacred site
Visit Jeffers Petroglyphs

4 Days

73 Miles/117 KM

Route

Pipestone, MN
To
Comfrey, MN

Highlights

  • Guided tour of Pipestone National Monument
  • Tribal storytelling and history
  • Dance presentation
  • Pow-Wow (depending on time of year)
  • Pipestone carving
  • Visit to Jeffers Petroglyphs

Best time of year

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Storytelling & Pipestone Carving Pipestone, Minnesota (507) 825-3734 pipekeepers.org