Hoċokata Ti Cultural Center

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About Hoċokata Ti Cultural Center

The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) owns and operates Hoċokata Ti, the tribe’s cultural center and gathering space that also features a 3,850-square-foot public exhibit and a public gift shop.

Hoċokata Ti’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.

Whether guests prefer to explore the exhibit on their own or desire a group guided tour, Mdewakanton: Dwellers of the Spirit Lake will provide guests with a traditional Mdewakanton Dakota experience unlike any other.

Bring history to life as one of our professional cultural interpreters guides your group through the exhibit and provide insight into the meaning behind the displays and artifacts. Our immersive and interactive exhibit gives visitors a better understanding of Mdewakanton lifeways that can’t be experienced through books. Plan your visit by filling out our request form at

Need unique gift ideas? Stop by the Hoċokata Ti Gift Shop to find one-of-a-kind gifts for anyone on your list, from toddlers to seniors. The gift shop features a variety of art and other goods from more than 70 Native artists and Native-owned businesses, including:

  • Art
  • Books
  • Jewelry
  • Beaded and quilled items
  • Craft supplies
  • Home goods
  • And much more!
  • With an ever-changing selection of new products, the gift shop always has something new and exciting!
    Learn more at

    2300 Tiwahe Circle
    Shakopee, MN



    • Field Trips / Daytrips
    • Tour Groups
    • Bus Tours
    • Cultural Programs