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Saint Paul in Ramsey County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

De Dakod Makoce Unkitawapi E E

This is our Dakota Land

 
 
This is our Dakota Land Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, April 29, 2011
1. This is our Dakota Land Marker
Inscription.
Tatanka Oyate Makoce
Land of the Buffalo People

[river valley map]

The Minnesota and Mississippi River Valleys have been home to the Dakota for hundreds of years, and the existence of our ancestors was sustained by their relationship with the earth and their surroundings. For generations, Dakota families fished from the rivers, gathered rice from area lakes and hunted game on the prairies and in river valley woodlands. Along the riverbanks, leaders of the Eastern Dakota, including Sakpe, Caske, Mazomani, Wambditanka, Huyapa, Tacanku, Waste, and Taoyateduta, established villages. From these home sites, the Eastern Dakota traveled for hunting, gathering, and meeting with other bands of Dakota. Our ancestors lived in harmony with the world around them, and Dakota culture flourished.

Oceti Sakowin Seven Council Fires Wakan Tanka Tokaheya Cewakiye Mitakuye Ob Wani Kta Ca Cewakiye Mitakuye Owas Great Mystery I pray first to You That I will Live with my Relatives All my Relatives

Yahipi Kin Waste
It's good you are here

 
Location. 44° 53.746′ N, 93° 10.717′ W. Marker is in Saint Paul, Minnesota,
This is our Dakota Land Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, April 29, 2011
2. This is our Dakota Land Marker
[right foreground]
in Ramsey County. Marker is at the intersection of Shepard Road and Crosby Farm Road, on the right when traveling east on Shepard Road. Click for map. Marker is at Two Rivers Overlook. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Paul MN 55116, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Prairie (approx. 0.3 miles away); U.S. Army, Buildings 17 and 18 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Three Islands in the Mississippi (approx. 0.3 miles away); Colonel Josiah Snelling (approx. 0.4 miles away); Wokiksuye K'a Woyuonihan (approx. 0.4 miles away); Giacomo Constantino Beltrami (approx. 0.4 miles away); Elizabeth R. Snelling (approx. 0.4 miles away); Whiskey (approx. half a mile away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Indian Affairs - State of Minnesota. Tribal Nations - Shakopee. (Submitted on August 16, 2011.) 

2. Sioux. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on August 16, 2011.) 

3. Mississippi River Field Guide. Two Rivers Overlook on former Bridge Footing. (Submitted on August 16, 2011.) 
 
Categories. Native AmericansWaterways & Vessels
 
Front Base of Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, April 29, 2011
3. Front Base of Marker
Design collaboration:
Shakopee Mdewakanton
Sioux (Dakota) Community
Upper Sioux Community Pejuhutazizi Oyate
Back Base of Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, April 29, 2011
4. Back Base of Marker
Funding provided by:
JLT Group Inc.
Saint Paul Riverfront Corporation
Nearby Plaque image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, April 29, 2011
5. Nearby Plaque
[seal of the Great River Road Minnesota] Two Rivers Overlook A Project of the Highland District Council Funding Provided by Federal Highway Administration Saint Paul STAR Program Joseph S. and Jane Y. Micallef Mississippi National River and Recreation Area Saint Paul Parks and Recreation 2003
View from Overlook image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, April 29, 2011
6. View from Overlook
Confluence of the Mississippi and Minnesota Rivers

The Mississippi River is in the foreground; the Minnesota River and the Mendota Bridge are in the distance. Historic Fort Snelling is at the right side of the photo.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 736 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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