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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.

Understanding Wacipi Drum Groups

With the SMSC Wacipi taking center stage later this month, learn more about one of the most important parts of the SMSC’s largest event the drum groups.

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.

“This was the best, Dakota museum I have ever been to!…I would recommend this place to everyone. I loved it here! I will be back!”

Danielle F.

Hocokata TI Tipi View

2300 Tiwahe Circle Shakopee, MN 55372
952.233.9151
Open Wednesday-Saturday from 10am-4pm

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