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.

Cranberry Bison Meatballs with Chokecherry BBQ Glaze

Need an easy appetizer for the big game? This Native-inspired mini meatball recipe features ancestral ingredients and makes for the ultimate party food. These cocktail meatballs are juicy and flavorful, and when tossed with a chokecherry barbecue glaze, your guests won’t be able to stop popping! Better yet, this recipe takes just minutes to prepare

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

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