Our History

The SMSC Past and Present

Thank you for your interest in the history of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community. Through periods of scarcity, adversity, and prosperity, the Native American tribes of Minnesota have grown and adapted to meet changing times and conditions. This is our story. For a detailed look of our latest accomplishments and the people of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, view our Donation and Four-Year Reports.

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Early History
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Read about our people or visit our frequently asked questions for additional information about the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community.

Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community

2330 Sioux Trail NW
Prior Lake, MN 55372
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