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Official Tribal Name: Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota

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Recognition Status: Federally Recognized

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 Mdewakanton, meaning “those who were born of the waters.”  

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 Dakota, Minnesota Sioux

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Dakota is often reported as meaning "ally or friend," but this is incorrect. The real definition of Dakota/Nakota/Lakota is “those who consider themselves kindred.” See this detailed explanation of Sioux Names.

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Confederacy: Sioux

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Reservations: Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community and Off-Reservation Trust Land

 
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The Sioux Drum

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Sioux Chiefs & Famous People:

Arthur Amiotte, (Oglala Lakota)-Painter, Sculptor, Author, Historian  

Bryan Akipa, flutist (Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate)

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Descendants Remember Battle of Little Big Horn 

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