“Preserving, Protecting and Promoting the Dakota Culture for Future Generations”

From: Perry Altendorfer, MMDTC Historian To: All Lineal Descendants, Signers and First Original Families relating to the 1830 Prairie du Chein Treaty.  We are currently updating our files, adding articles and documentation that involves families related to this treaty. Please see attached document:

M550 Part5 Johnsons and Jones Report 1856


Please contact Perry with questions or comments.


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Most Beautiful Inipi on April 23, 2017.

We had the most Powerful Beautiful Inipi on Sunday April 23, 2017 our first Inipi since we rebuild the Inipi. Of all the Inipi’s I have help build this one was very special one for me. I want to say Pidamaya ye

to Tommy, Joseph, Lon, Joy, Lawrence, Tim and Bill who help build the Inipi on Saturday. We had a student help us on Saturday she pick us for her story about Native Americans. Christina came for a while it is always nice to see her.

And to all the woman who came to the Inipi with us and shared in this very special Inipi.

Mendota is lucky to have all you who help with the Inipi every month. We could not have build the Inipi with out these wonderful man love you all. Love Sharon Tribal Chairwoman.

The Doctrine of Discovery May 3rd at 7PM at the DuPuis House

The Doctrine of Discovery
Open to the public and free admission, everyone is invited
Documentary to be shown on May 3rd at 7PM at the DuPuis House on Mendota, MN 1357 Sibley Memorial Hwy.

There will also be a discussion about the Sacred Red Rock that the Methodist Church will give back to the Dakota People.
Questions after the Doctrine.

For any questions please call the office 651-452-4141.

Sponsored by the Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Tribal Community.

Think Dakota, Live Dakota.

Rebuilding our Inipi Saturday April 22, Inipi on Sunday around 2:30 on April 23, 2017.

The Inipi needs to be rebuilt on Saturday April 22, be at the Inipi at the DuPuis House at 7:30am to help get willows. Down at Fort Snelling Park you can get in free just tell them you are with the people to get willows tell them Kelly approved us to get the willows. Then back to the DuPuis House to start building the Inipi. We need trucks to help get willows. If you can’t help with willows then be at the DuPuis House by 10:30am. Please bring something to share for our lunch. Lunch will be around 11:30 to 12:00 depends when everyone gets there. For the woman helping can you email me if you can help build the Inipi. Dakota woman build the Inipis. Just want to know  how many woman will be there to help?

On April 23 be at the DuPuis House by 10:30am. Inipi around 2:30 feast after the Inipi. Please bring a dish to share.  We can use the DuPuis House on Sunday. Call Joseph Bester if you have any questions 651-302-1327, or Lawrence 612-419-3732

Mendota Tribal Council

Office 651-452-4141.


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