Dakota Corner

Dakota Winter Lifeways Matching Game

Throughout history, Dakota people have varied their work and activities to suit the seasons. By aligning their annual cycle of activities in accordance with the natural world, Dakota tribes were able to take advantage of the ecological diversity in the region and ensure successful subsistence. While the winter was one of the hardest seasons of…

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Recognizing Native Veterans

Native Americans have served in every major U.S. military conflict since the Revolutionary War, often at one of the highest rates per capita of any ethnic group. Yet, while many Native communities deeply respect and honor their servicemen, servicewomen, and veterans, their service and sacrifice has rarely been acknowledged on a national level. But that…

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Protecting Artifacts on Display

How an object is displayed in an exhibit can make all the difference, but is something that’s often overlooked by visitors. If an object isn’t carefully displayed, meaningful stories may be masked, or even worse, the artifact could become damaged. At Hoċokata Ti, staff put special attention on how objects are displayed in the Mdewakanton:…

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Understanding the SMSC Shield

You may have noticed the SMSC shield just about everywhere you look around the SMSC grounds including the newly painted water tower, but do you know what it is all about?…

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Hocokata TI Tipi View

2300 Tiwahe Circle Shakopee, MN 55372
Open Wednesday-Saturday from 10am-4pm

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