Hoċokata Ti

Hoċokata Ti

A New Gathering Place for the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community

Hoċokata Ti [ho-cho-kah-tah-tee] is the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community’s (SMSC) cultural center and gathering space that is used to interpret and encourage traditional Mdewakanton Dakota cultural heritage, language, and history by sustaining this inherent knowledge for SMSC Members through exhibitions, preservation, and education.

About the Public Exhibit:

Hoċokata Ti’s 3,805-square-foot public exhibit, called Mdewakanton: Dwellers of the Spirit Lake, provides visitors with a cultural experience that enhances their knowledge and understanding of the Mdewakanton Dakota people and their history. Tours are offered to guests, where an assortment of Dakota Sioux artifacts can be viewed in the public gallery.

The Hoċokata Ti gift shop features a variety of Native-made art, books, music, beaded and quilled items, and craft supplies that build upon the cultural center’s mission to educate visitors about the Dakota people. The gift shop also shares its space with the SMSC library, so guests should be mindful of those around them.

The outdoor trails and gardens include plants that are culturally significant to Dakota people and are to be used by SMSC Members only. The trails, gardens, and lower level of the building are not open to the public.

Exhibit General Admission

General: $7.50
Children 6 to 12: $3.75
Veterans, students, Club M members, members of a federally recognized tribe, and family members of SMSC employees and team members: $4.00
Seniors over 65, children under 5, SMSC Members, SMSC employees and team members: FREE
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Hoċokata Ti

2300 Tiwahe Circle
Shakopee, Minnesota
Wednesday - Friday
10am - 4pm

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