which were around the Three Maidens in Pipestone
written by Gloria Hazell
are some of the Petroglyphs removed by Charles Bennett
from the Three Maidens area. A few of the slabs are
now located in the National Monument building. The
above photo is of one of the slabs showing two petroglyphs.
I (Gloria) put my foot in the picture to show the
size of the pecking. This looks like a deer and an
is the alien looking figure, it has five fingers but
really strange ears, it is noticable that the figures
that look more human only have three fingers.
from Calender published by the Pipestone Historical Society.
is the photograph of Charles Bennett with all of the Petroglyphs
he had removed. He had them on show and took them to places
like State Fairs and in actual fact won an award at one
the time Bennett died many of the pieces had been lost.
They were never found and there has been much speculation
about where they had gone.
Chuck discovered a group of Petroglyphs on the Monument
grounds, in 1992, (not near the Three Maidens,) which was
named the 'Derby' Petroglyph. We are trying to get a good
photo of the group to put on this page. We do have a
newspaper article about them in the Museum in the Center.
is one of the subjects we speak about in the Beads
& Buckskins Program.