Hoċokata Ti’s public exhibit, Mdewakanton: Dwellers of the Spirit Lake, will be closed for renovation and maintenance starting December 1, 2021, with a re-opening date in early February.

The gift shop will remain open during this time.



Three Sisters Soup

Corn, beans, and squash are three inseparable sisters who only grow and thrive together. These three plants are important in traditional Native American agriculture as well as in cooking. When used together in a recipe, the three sisters create a balanced meal, providing valuable vitamins and nutrients. As the temperature continues to drop, warm up with this delicious harvest soup made with the nourishing trio of corn, beans, and squash.

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Teach and Taste: Corn Mush with Fried Taspaŋ (Apple)

Ingredients ⅓ cup white wamnaheza yukpaŋpi (cornmeal) 1 cup water 4-5 pieces bacon or 2 tablespoons bacon fat 1 pound apples and/or pears, sliced 2 tablespoons butter 1 cinnamon stick 1/4 cup caŋhaŋpi (maple syrup) Instructions In a pan, toast cornmeal until fragrant. Then, whisk in water until you reach desired consistency. If rendering bacon...

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Teachers and Educators – Free MEA Admission

Hocokata Ti is excited to open our public exhibit, Mdewakanton: Dwellers of the Spirit Lake, to teachers and educators during MEA (Minnesota Educators Association) break from Thursday, October 21 through Saturday, October 23. Educators can explore history and heritage through the multisensory experience that traces the roots, culture, language, and lifeways of the Mdewakanton people, past...

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Wáżupi Wi: Final Harvest Moon

As we enter the month of October, Wáżupi Wi (Final Harvest Moon) marks the end of summer and signals that winter will soon be here. Traditionally in Dakota communities, if the first harvest of wild rice was a success, this was one last chance to harvest more. Wild rice once grew in abundance in present-day...

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