Dakota Corner

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…

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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 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….

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

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