- Address: 400 North Hiawatha Avenue, Pipestone, MN 56164
- Phone: 507.825.3734
Your itineraries won’t be complete without our Native American Indian culture tours, workshops and heritage presentations in Pipestone, Minnesota… learn about Indian culture, drumming, dance, pipes, and much more. Keepers is a non-profit Native American Indian organization. We believe it is important to preserve each tribe’s unique art & culture for future generations.
Take Our Guided Tour of the Pipestone National Monument
Talk to people who have worked to quarry the pipestone and see how much work it is to get out of its resting place inside mother earth. Learn of the journeys it has made around the world and how everything on mother earth is sacred… we will show you how to walk with respect and care. All ages.
American Indian History, Culture & Heritage Presentations & Workshops
We offer customized presentations for your tour groups and at events that include storytelling, tribal history & culture, and demonstrations. Take advantage of our hands-on workshops: pipestone carving, beadwork & native foods. We can customize a program for your tour group.
Day One – Morning arrival in Pipestone, MN
- 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
Day Two – Tribal Cultural Immersion
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.
Day Three – Pow-Wow & Native Food Cook-off
Depending on availability and time of year.
Day Four – Visit Jeffers Petroglyphs
See the native carvings in the rocks that are thousands of years old. A place of respect & reverence. Thank you for visiting the Crossroads of Native America.
- The Story of the Pipestone National Monument
- Pipestone Pipes
- History of Pipestone
- Pow-Wow Regalia & Customs
- Roles of Women
- Wild Plant Uses
- Family Life
- Tribal Life Today
- Growing up Indian
- Tribal People Spirituality
- Pipe Making
- Pine Needle Baskets
- Leather Clothing
- Pipe Bags
- Beaded Bags
- Pipestone Carving
- Finger Weaving
- Dream Catchers
- Decorating a Model Tipi
- … and more!