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Alan Monroe - Lakota
Pipestone Rings
HK Item #NR488

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These rings are made of solid sacred catlinite (pipestone) that was mined from Alan Monroe's mine at the national monument and shrine located in Pipestone Minnesota.

Authentic Native American Lakota Pipestone ring

Authentic Native American Lakota Pipestone ring

Approximately 3/8" wide by 1/8" thick
Alan Monroe, Lakota

Authentic Native American Lakota Pipestone ring

Authentic Native American Lakota Pipestone ring

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Paula says - "When Alan Monroe sent us a pair of rings for our anniversary last year, we just loved them. We asked if he would perhaps make some for our web store and here they are! They are perfect ceremonial rings."

Authentic Native American Lakota Pipestone ring

NR488-G   Size 12  $45   


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Alan Monroe - Lakota Artist

Alan Monroe was born in Hot Springs, South Dakota and is an enrolled member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe. He graduated from Hot Springs High School and studied business and art in Nebraska, Tennessee, and South Dakota. Alan creates his Northern Plains artwork from hides, stone, leather, and wood. He learned the basics of quill working, weaponry, sculpting and pipe making from traditional and contemporary artisans in his family circle. He is a fifth generation master pipe maker. In his sculptures, Monroe works with a variety of materials such as pipestone, bone, wood and alabaster. He creates small objects like fetishes to large pieces than can weigh hundreds of pounds. Monroe's work can be seen in many galleries and museums across the country and he has won many awards.

About Lakota Sioux

Facts About Pipestone

Pipestone, also known as catlinite, is a form of clay called argillite with a high iron content that colors it a deep red to pale orange. Pipestone was discovered in southwestern Minnesota by the Sioux Indians, who consider it a sacred material and use it to carve pipes and other ceremonial objects. It is easy to carve because of its lack of quartz. Read about stones

The quarries located at Pipestone National Monument are considered sacred to many Native American people. Read more about Sacred Red Pipestone from Minnesota.


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