There are eleven federally recognized Indian tribes that make their home in Minnesota.
There are 566 federally recognized Indian tribes in the United States, each with their own distinctive values, culture, history, political structure, and language. There are also about 400 non-federally recognized tribes, some of whom lost their status during the period of federal termination policies.
Federal government policies split up the Great Sioux Nation into many smaller communities. The seven nations which comprised the historic Oceti Sakowin [oh-che-tee sah-koh-ween] (the Seven Council Fires) are found on these reservations: Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (MN), Upper Sioux (MN), Lower Sioux (MN), Prairie Island (MN), Sisseton-Wahpeton (SD), Santee (NE), Flandreau Santee (SD), Yankton Sioux (SD), Standing Rock (SD), Cheyenne River (SD), Crow Creek (SD), Oglala Sioux (SD), Rosebud (SD), Lower Brule (SD), Spirit Lake (ND), and Ft. Peck (MT). There are also several Dakota reservations (called reserves) in Canada.