HOCOKATA TI | Learn about Dakota Culture!

Jan 16, 2024

Hoċokata Ṫi’s public exhibit, Mdewakanton: Dwellers of the Spirit Lake, provides visitors with an experience that will enhance their knowledge and understanding of the Mdewakanton Dakota people and their history.

From in-depth discussions to hands-on learning, Mdewakanton: Dwellers of the Spirit Lake provides guests with a traditional Mdewakanton Dakota experience unlike any other.

Bring history to life and let one of our professional cultural interpreters guide your group through the exhibit as they provide insight into the meaning behind the displays and artifacts. Sit within a traditional Dakota tipi, touch the hides of animals traditionally hunted by the Dakota people, hear the words of the Dakota language, and more. Our immersive and interactive exhibit gives students a better understanding of Mdewakanton lifeways that can’t be experienced through books. Plan your visit by filling out our request form at hocokatati.org/group-field-trips.

In 2022, the Hoċokata Ṫi Gift Shop worked with dozens of Native artists to expand its offerings and now features one-of-a-kind art and other goods from more than 70 Native artists and Native-owned businesses:
• Art
• Books
• Jewelry
• Beaded and quilled items
• Craft supplies
• Home goods
• And much more!

With an ever-changing selection of new products, there’s always something new and exciting! The gift shop is open Wednesday-Saturday from 10am-4pm. Learn more at https://hocokatati.org/visit/gift-shop/.