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Mendota Heights in Dakota County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)

Oheyawahi Pilot Knob Hill

Oheyawahi PILOT KNOB HILL marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By McGhiever, June 8, 2021
1. Oheyawahi PILOT KNOB HILL marker
Inscription.  Heḳta waniyetu op̣awiŋġe ced Pilot Knob makoce ḳiŋ nina tokca. Ded paha kiŋ nina waḳanṭuya naka ṭaḳu ota taŋtaŋ taiŋ. Naḳuŋ ṭuwe owas waŋwaŋḳapi oḳihip̣i. Waṭa waŋżi u ḳiŋhan taŋyaŋ taiŋ. Mniwaŋca aḳasam oyaṭe k'a waṡicu oyaṭe kiŋ de paha Pilot Knob eya caże yaṭap̣i. Eciŋes paha aḳaŋ waŋyaŋḳap̣i ḳiŋhan pesṭo.

Dehan iṡto Mendota otuŋwe oyate kiŋ Pilot Knob piyapi kta ciŋpi. Ehaŋna toked yaŋka heca ake yeced ciŋpi. De hecetu kiŋhaŋ tokatakiya oyate kiŋ pidawicayayapi kte. Naḳuŋ Ikce Wicaṡta tokaheya iye ded wacekiyapi k'a wicaḣapi kiŋ hena wicayounihanpi kte.

The landscape of Pilot Knob has undergone profound change since the nineteenth century, when it first became known as a landmark for European-American travelers and steamboat captains. European-Americans named the area Pilot
Marker along the trail image. Click for full size.
Photographed By McGhiever, June 8, 2021
2. Marker along the trail
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Knob, referring to the hill's knob-like top. One hundred and fifty years ago Oheyawahi was a major location from which to view the surrounding landscape and the growing Twin Cities.

The preservation and restoration of Pilot Knob by the City of Mendota Heights and other agencies which funded these activities is a unique opportunity to re-create the hill's earlier oak savanna landscape—a landscape that has all but disappeared from this region. Through the efforts of many, future generations will be able to share the timeless beauty and sacred significance of Oheyawahi, the "hill much visited."
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Landmarks.
Location. 44° 52.874′ N, 93° 10.087′ W. Marker is in Mendota Heights, Minnesota, in Dakota County. Marker can be reached from Pilot Knob Road. Located along the walking trail through Pilot Knob. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2044 Pilot Knob Rd, Saint Paul MN 55120, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Oheyawahi "a hill much visited" (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mendota / Sibley House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pilot Knob (approx. 0.2 miles away); United States War Veterans Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); St. Peter's Church (approx. 0.3 miles away);
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A Great River's Road / Mendota, the Meeting Place (approx. 0.4 miles away); Paper Towns & Other Imaginary Worlds / Frontier Fortunes and Mississippi Mansions (approx. 0.4 miles away); General Henry Hastings Sibley (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mendota Heights.
Also see . . .  Oheyawahi-Pilot Knob article on Wikipedia. (Submitted on July 24, 2021, by McGhiever of St Paul, Minnesota.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 25, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 24, 2021, by McGhiever of St Paul, Minnesota. This page has been viewed 131 times since then and 80 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 24, 2021, by McGhiever of St Paul, Minnesota. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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Dec. 7, 2022