Dakota History

Hoċokata Ṫi’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.

Hoċokata Ṫi Tipi View

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Want to experience a fun and immersive hands-on internship that allows you to obtain real-life, on-the-job professional skills? Apply now for our summer internship program as a Collections Intern!

We Are Water MN

Explore our connection to water through stories and experiences from Minnesota communities, in a traveling exhibit organized by the Minnesota Humanities Center.

Hoċokata Ṫi Named a Finalist for the National Medal for Museum and Library Service

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) announced on March 27 that Hoċokata Ṫi is among 30 finalists for the 2024 National Medal for Museum and Library Service. Hoċokata Ṫi is the only institution in Minnesota to be selected as a finalist for this award and is also the only Native American institution among

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 9am-4:30 pm

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