Pipestone, Corn Palace, and Indian Lore

July 12, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

Westward Sites in Pictures Along I-90

July 9-10

Pipestone National Monument

This area is a sacred site to the Dakota and Lakota Peoples. The pipestone quarried here was used by ancestors to make pipes used in ceremonies offering prayers up through the smoke. Native families today join in quarrying the elusive catlinite pipestone which is buried under layers and layers of quartzite. Per the ranger, Lou's Boy Scout ceremonial pipestone may not be catlinite but a different type of pipestone quarried in Ohio.

Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village

This is an active archeological site. Students spend their summers meticulously seeking secrets of the past.

Corn Palace

Simply an amazing endeavor!

Roadside Rest—Gift to Dakotas

The inscription on this huge statue is entitled  “Dignity—of Land and Water” and overlooks the Missouri River.

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Lou and Bonnie Janelle (LBJ) are career professionals who are currently pursuing life-long interests in photography and digital imaging techniques, respectively. 

 

 

 

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