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Published July 05, 2013, 12:00 AM

Travis Erickson holds a piece of catlinite


Fourth-generation pipe maker Travis Erickson holds a piece of catlinite – a sheet of stone – that he will carve into a traditional Native American pipe on June 5 at Pipestone National Monument in Minnesota. The pipes are works of art as well as ceremonial objects. The site also offers a museum and trail for visitors. Associated Press
Read the article: Pipestone National Monument quarry provides red stone for pipes integral for Plains tribes