tiny medicine wheel
Pipestone story 1
1986 - 94

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This site redesigned
June 2007
Gloria Hazell
1997 - 2007
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This site designed by

 Dragonfly Dezignz

Graphics by Gloria Hazell 1997 - 2007
The background is from a quilled moccasin, graphic by Gloria Hazell
The medicine wheel logo was drawn by Solomon Derby and gifted to the Center for our use.
Thank you Solomon


High Density Hawk AwardThe Hawk Award

This award is from High Density Computing. Pidamiya Koda for this great award.

May 30, 2000


Squirrelly pictures

squirrely and Chuck 1

squirrely and Chuck 2

squirrely taking food from Chucks hand
Our Squirrelly passed away in 2002. she is buried beneath her tree at the Center along with peanuts and sunflower seeds to see her through her journey home.   She is sadly missed, but her children are still living here, carrying on their mother's friendly ways.

A small part of the Center

April 20th 2005 - Chuck and I were cleaning up the yard, he was mowing and I was picking up the sticks laying around. I noticed that Squirrelly's Tree had been shedding a lot of bark and I knew that I couldn't throw it away, it is too beautiful both in it's own right and because of the memory of Squirrelly. Then standing there looking at the bark I wondered if you, our friends and readers, those of you who knew Squirrelly and those who didn't, would like a piece of it, maybe to put on your mantle or your altar (that's where my piece will be going) or where ever you feel it belongs in your life. There isn't a lot of it but I could break it into smaller pieces depending on how many people want some of it. It will be first come first served.

I continued in this thought pattern and wondered if you would be interested in sending in a small donation for the Center along with the mailing costs. I am certain that Squirrelly would love that.... So.....

If you would like a small part of the Center via the bark from Squirrelly's Tree please send along a donation to at least cover the cost of the mailing, plus of course your name and address, to Chuck and Gloria, Squirrellys Bark, PO Box 334, Pipestone, MN 56164, and we will send you the bark plus a photo of Chuck taken this week with Squirrelly's great grand-daughter who also feeds close to him.

This is not the photo that will be sent although this was taken this week

Chuck Derby is a proud Founder Member

pipestone quarriers guild

    Be assured that the pipestone you get from us is the Genuine stone from the sacred quarries. It is the same stone that the ancient pipestone pipes were made from.

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genuine Catlinite

A Friendly Award given to us in 1998

canadian award

'I received your newsletter and logged on last night to discover both the tour and the pipe-making workshop! I can’t come! I cried a lot!! Anyway, by this morning I’d got over weeping and resolved to come some time next year. You will hold another workshop on pipe-making won’t you Chuck? There is nothing I want to do more than to sit by your side and make a pipe.' - TJ, South Africa. Feb 2003.

We took a trip and visited you all last winter, We have all been thinking about you all a lot and just wanted you to know how much visiting you has meant to us, we came in with the Raven with a bad wing she now is flying, thanks for the information you gave us on the Raptor Center, we wish you all well, and if we can ever help ya out let us know, with all our hearts. - The ODDer clan, November, 2002

This is one site I will return to often. The music of Running Elk's site is awsome! The information in your text is more detailed than I have found anywhere else. GREAT JOB! Again, Beautiful site. I would be very thankful for any and all help concering the sun dancers. - John, August 1999

The Little Feather Center is an excellent way to promote not only the beauty of the Native American heritage and culture but keeps us informed on current issues affecting Indian country. - Arthur, South Dakota, August 2002

Thank you Gloria. I recieved the name of the Little Feather Indian Center by Ed McGaa through a chance e-mail. I am traveling through pipestone Sept. 13, 14 with my almost 18 year old son as he follows his mother in search of that which is searching for her. I hope to stop and learn of the pipes and order one. I was sad earlier today, very sad and thought of leaving the path that my medicine woman is guiding me on. I am encouraged by the site. Thank you, Fyrstartyr.

rHello Little Feather, I'd like to thank you for making our travelling special! We came by with 12 people from Holland and we all had a great time passing through your museum. Thanks.

Mariska, The Netherlands, Jul 17, 2001
Note: Mariska visited the Center again in 2002, 2003 and 2004. and we have visited her in Holland in 2004

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