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.

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 southern Minnesota, and it has always been valued for its high nutrient content. Many gardens used successive planting and staggered their crops for varying harvest dates. In addition to wild rice harvesting, Wáżupi Wi was also a time for the last crops of corn to be gathered, as tribes set to the task of preparing for winter by drying and properly storing food for the long, cold months ahead.

Hocokata TI Tipi View

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

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