Dakota History

Hoċokata Ti’s (pronounced 'ho-cho-ka-ta tee' ) 3,805-square-foot public exhibit, Mdewakanton: Dwellers of the Spirit Lake, provides visitors with a cultural experience that enhances their knowledge and understanding of the Mdewakanton (pronounced 'med-ah-wah-kah-ton' ) Dakota people and their history.

Dakota Language Bowl

As part of the continuous effort to revitalize and sustain the Dakota language, Hoċokata Ti is set to host the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community’s first-ever Dak̇ota Iapi Akiciyapi (Dakota Language Bowl) on May 20 from 9am-5pm. All are welcome to participate and attend. Teams that register by May 13 will receive a free T-shirt.

Stop by our Gift Shop

Guests are invited to visit the gift shop to discover Native-made art, jewelry, books, music, craft supplies, and more!

Group and Field Trips

Our cultural interpreters will guide you through the exhibit to enrich your understanding of Mdewakanton Dakota culture, history, and people. Perfect for school field trips, senior groups, and professional organizations.

Hocokata TI Tipi View

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

Subscribe for updates: