Ecakensdonyapi (HM1H6L)

Location: St. Peter, MN 56082 Nicollet County
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Country: United States of America
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N 44° 21.062', W 93° 57.005'

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Here, for countless generations, Dakota people followed the traditional ways of their ancestors.

Living close to the land, they learned how to read nature's signs and developed an intimate understanding of the habitats and growth cycles of plants and animals. The Dakota word fot this is Ecakensdonyapi (Ee-cha-kay-doa-stod-yah-pi) — knowing naturally.

Swan Lake

This area was the traditional homeland of two bands of the eastern Dakota, the Sisseton and Wahpeton. Families from the two bands often blended, and there was a good deal of interchange between the villages. The largest Sisseton population lived on islands in Swan Lake, about 10 miles west of this spot. There they were safe from enemy attack and surrounded by a rich variety of food sources.

Minnesota Historical Society

Traverse des Sioux
HM NumberHM1H6L
Series This marker is part of the Minnesota Historical Society series
Placed ByThe Minnesota Historical Society
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Date Added Sunday, August 31st, 2014 at 9:32pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 424278 N 4911301
Decimal Degrees44.35103333, -93.95008333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 21.062', W 93° 57.005'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 21' 3.72" N, 93° 57' 0.3" W
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Area Code(s)507, 651
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 9424-9498 N Minnesota Ave, St. Peter MN 56082, US
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