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 (əm-dē-wô′kən-tōn′, mĕd′ē-wô′-)
n. pl. Mdewakanton or Mde·wa·kan·tons or Mde·wa·kan·ton·an (-tō′nən)
A member of a Native American people of the Santee branch of the Sioux with present-day populations in Minnesota, South Dakota, and Nebraska.
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This morning, executive leadership from the property along with officials from the City of Bloomington, Mall of AmericaA, hotel developers Mortenson, and hotel ownership Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) hosted an intimate event as the hotel opened its doors to the public for the first time.
MINNEAPOLIS, March 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community and three nationally significant partners today announced Seeds of Native Health, a major philanthropic campaign to improve the nutrition of Native Americans across the country.
The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community has stepped forward as a potential investor for a planned 330-room luxury hotel that is part of the next expansion of the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn.
A generation ago, the Shakopee Mdewakanton tribe of Minnesota lived in beat-up trailer homes with no indoor plumbing.
The money is coming from the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, which operates a Minnesota casino and other enterprises and runs a charitable giving program.
The Mdewakanton Dakota chief, Taoyateduta (Little Crow), was among those who believed that contact with Americans would only increase, even though the Dakotas had been promised their lands forever.
To help protect wetlands, some communities, such as the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community in Prior Lake, Minn.
In October 2007, the University of Minnesota announced an agreement in which the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community in which the tribe will donate $12.
The Santee included the Mdewakanton, Wahpeton, Wahkepute, and Sisseton.
The largest employer is the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) Indian Reservation, which operates the Mystic Lake Casino in town.
In May 1863 at Pembina the Mdewakanton leader Little Crow, a grandson of the Little Crow who fought for the British during the War of 1812, announced his intentions of visiting the Red River Settlement: "his ostensible object," wrote the local newspaper was "to show the Government some writings which he has had since the War of 1812.
the four Santee tribes Mdewakanton, Wahpekute, Wakpeton and the slightly divergent Sisseton, the Yankton-Yanktonai and the Teton, (geographically during the 19th century, the Eastern, Central and Western divisions) often called the "Seven Council Fires", a reference to the seven constituent tribes or sub-tribes of the people as a whole.