Saint Paul in Ramsey County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
De Dakod Makoce Unkitawapi E E
This is our Dakota Land
Land of the Buffalo People
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.
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Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native Americans • Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 44° 53.746′ N, 93° 10.717′ W. Marker is in Saint Paul, Minnesota, in Ramsey County. Marker is at the intersection of Shepard Road and Crosby Farm Road, on the right when traveling east on Shepard Road. Marker is at Two Rivers Overlook. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Paul MN 55116, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 16, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,056 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 16, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.