Mendota should be consider an Historical City
Mendota should be consider an Historical City it is ignored like the Mendota Indian Community.
The town was one of the first permanent settlements in the state of Minnesota, being founded around the same time as Fort Snelling. It also houses a small museum which used to be the Hypolite Du Puis house, the Henry Hastings Sibley house, the Faribault house, and buildings associated with the American Fur Company, all dating from the 1830s. The main route through the small city is State Highway 13, also known as Sibley Memorial Highway. Other roads in the city are mainly small unimproved roads.
The city of Mendota is home to the Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Tribal Community, they are the only non-federally recognized Indian community in Minnesota. They have sought federal recognition since 1996. They are a registered 501 C(3). Their present community came into existence after congress passed appropriation acts for the “Sioux in Minnesota” in the 1880s and 1890s. Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Tribal Community U.S. Stat. 25: pg.228 U.S. Stat. 25: pg.992 U.S. Stat. 26: pg.349