The Pipestone Region is an area in southwestern State nickname: North Star State Other U.S. States Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Governor Tim Pawlenty Official languages None Area 225,365 km² (12th) - Land 206,375 km² - Water 18,990 km² (8. ...Minnesota. The area was named for its supply of pipestone (aka Catlinite is a type of red, carvable rock found in Pipestone County, Minnesota, that was used by Native Americans for pipes and effigies. ...catlinite) a type of Limey shale overlaid by limestone. ...limestone which local Indians carved into pipes. The area is also noted for Quartzite Quartzite is a hard, metamorphic rock which was originally sandstone. ...quartzite quarries.
The Dakota is either the related tribes in Minnesota known as Dakota Oyate (Nation), or Santees, and means allies, including the Prairie Island (Mdewakanton and Wahpekute) Indian Community, the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux (Dakota) Community, the Lower Sioux Mdewakanton Indian Community, and the Upper Sioux Dakota Indian Community; or the meta_tribe...Dakota were early inhabitants of the Pipestone Region. The area was part of the From Frank Bond, Louisiana and the Louisiana Purchase. ...Louisiana Purchase and was settled by The United States of America — also referred to as the United States, the U.S.A., the U.S., America¹, the States, or (archaically) Columbia — is a federal republic of 50 states located primarily in central North America (with the exception of two states: Alaska and Hawaii). ...Americans in the mid_19th century. The city of The northern city limits of Pipestone, as seen from U.S. Highway 75 in 2003. ...Pipestone was founded in 1873. The Pipestone National Monument is a National Park Service_designated national monument located just north of the city limits of Pipestone, Minnesota, USA. It is situated on a site that contains pipestone, or catlinite, quarries that are sacred to the Dakota Sioux (Lakota) Indians who were the sole human inhabitants of...Pipestone National Monument was established in 1937.