Dakhóta Thamákhočhe

Dakota Land Map

Bde Óta Othúŋwe & Imnížaska Othúŋwe

Minneapolis & Saint Paul

​We are on Dakota homelands.

Bde Óta Othúŋwe & Imnížaska Othúŋwe ••• Minneapolis & Saint Paul

This map illustrates the story of the past, present and future of Dakota people and our language in the Twin Cities.

Eháŋna Wičháhapi (Burial Mounds)

There are over 12,000 burial mounds ranging from a hundred to several thousand years old in the state of Minnesota. Many are located in the Twin Cities including at Ohéyawahe (Pilot Knob), Mound Springs Park, Indian Burial Mounds Park, Mahpíyahótawiŋ Wíta (Grey Cloud Island) & surrounding Mní iá Tháŋka (Lake Minnetonka).

Makhá Thó Otkéwičhayapi Wókiksuye

Every December, Dakota and allies honor through memorial runs & horse rides the 38+2 warriors who were hanged in Mankato, MN on Dec. 26, 1862.

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I am offering a free 8.5″x11″ PDF poster for printing.

Larger versions available at cost (shipping included):

12″x16″ print on watercolor paper would be $25
18″x24″ print on watercolor paper would be $50
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Bde Óta Othúŋwe

(Minneapolis, Village of Many Lakes)

Imnížaska Othúŋwe

(St Paul, Village along the White Cliffs)

A number of these locations and their Dakota history can be researched at the Bdote Memory Map.  Other resources are linked via their name in the list. Pidamaya for visiting.

Historic Dakota villages & locations

  • Ȟeyate Otuŋwe (Village)
  • Kap’óža Othúŋwe (Village)
  • Wakháŋ Thípi (Spirit Cave)
  • Ohéyawahe (Pilot Knob)
  • Bdoté (Where Two Rivers Meet)
  • Íŋyaŋšá (Red Rock)
  • Mahpíyahótawiŋ Wíta (Grey Cloud [Woman] Island)
  • Wíta Tháŋka (Pike Island)
  • Wíta Wašté (Nicollet Island)

Bodies of water:

  • Wíta Tópa (Lake of the Isles)
  • Bde Makhá Ska (White Earth Lake)
  • Bde Umáŋ (Lake Harriet)
  • Mní iá Tháŋka (Lake Minnetonka)
  • Mníȟaȟa Wakpádaŋ (Minnehaha Creek)
  • Wakpá Tháŋka (Mississippi River)
  • Mní Iȟpáyedaŋ (Mníȟaȟa Falls)
  • Mniówe Sní (Coldwater Springs)
  • Mnísota Wakpá (Minnesota River)
  • Owámniyomni (St. Anthony Falls)

Locations

  • Bde Óta Othúŋwe Wókaǧe Owápazo Thípi
    Minneapolis Institute of Arts
  • Mnísota Wóuŋspe Wakántuya
    University of MN
  • Isáŋthaŋka Akíchita Thípi
    Fort Snelling
  • Mnísota Makhópašpe Thuŋkášidaŋyaŋpi Thípi
    Minnesota Capitol Building
  • Thabškáta Oškád Thípi
    Basketball Arena
  • Čhaȟkázo thakápsiča oškád thípi
    Hockey Arena
  • Thabnákhapapi oškád makhóčhe
    Football Field
  • Thabʼáphapi Oškád Makhóčhe
    Baseball Field
  • Isáŋthaŋka Mazóphiye Tháŋka
    Largest Mall in America
  • Othúŋwe ȟemáni thothó
    Green Line Train
  • Othúŋwe ȟemáni thó
    Blue Line Train
  • Wátakiŋyaŋ Oínažiŋ
    MSP Airport
  • Wamániča Okáške Thípi
    Minnesota Zoo
  • Ódowaŋ Thípi
    Concert Hall

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