The Mississippi River and its watershed is a major contributor to the ecology, culture, politics and economy of the North American continent.
The story of this stone and the pipes made from it spans four centuries of Plains Indian life. The pipestone here is quarried by anyone of Indian ancestry. An age-old tradition continues in the modern world.
The park represents some of the oldest exposed rock formations in the world. The topography of the park is rugged and varied; rolling hills are interspersed between bogs, beaver ponds, swamps, islands, small lakes and four large lakes. Voyageurs is a wate