“Who We Are : Then and Now” A historical display which has
been created by the MMDTC Community.
Mdo-Te or Mendota is a Dakota word meaning “Meeting of the waters.” Mendota is located near Minneapolis and St. Paul at the confluence of the Minnesota and Mississippi Rivers.
We are the Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Tribal Community
History shows us that the Mdewakanton Dakota had villages here as early as the 1700’s. The MMDTC is the Fifth Dakota community in Minnesota and is currently in the process of achieving Federal Acknowledgement by the Department of the Interior. Members of the current Mendota community are direct descendents of French and Indian inter-marriages also called the “Mixed Bloods”. The majority are descendents of Angelique Renville and Hypolite Dupuis as well as other Mixed Blood families whose ancestors lived in this area.
By presenting our family history in this display panel format we expect to provide people with a basis to understanding who we our as the Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Tribal Community. “Who We Are : Then and Now”