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Bde Maka Ska Public Art Project

Bde Maka Ska Public Art Base Map

Partners: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

Status: Completed

These artworks honor Maḣpiya Wic̣aṡṭa (Cloud Man) and Ḣeyata Ọtunwe (village to the side), the Dakota leader and community that inhabited this area in the 1830s. The website, decorative railing and pavement stamps are by artists Mona Smith, Sandy Spieler and Angela Two Stars.

To learn more about about Maḣpiya Wic̣aṡṭa, Ḣeyata Ọtunwe, the language and public art, and to see interviews with descendants and the artists, visit the artist created website www.bdemakaska.NET

In the next phase of this project, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board will collaborate with descendants to create interpretive signage with historical information about the village and Dakota life in the 1830s (pending funding).

For more information about the public art project, contact Ann Godfrey.



Last updated Dec 4, 2019



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