7 First contacts with Europeans edit The Dakota Oyate lived in Minnesota prior to the 18th century.This revelation made many aspects of life far easier and all the Dakota people quickly evolved into a horse-riding culture.

History edit Pre-history edit It is difficult to determine exactly where the Dakota people came from before the recorded era.Fax:  (586) 723-2701, attendance:  (586) 723-2799, hours: 7:15 am - 2:11.

Dakota, high School Mile, macomb, MI 48044, phone: (586) 723-2700.13 They originally named the Mississippi River the direct French translation for the Ojibwe name, "Great River clarification needed which was Sioux Tango, at least, before the other Ojibwe name for the river, Michi Ziibi, managed to stick.