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Shakopee is a city in Scott County, Minnesota, United States.
The population was 20,568 in the 2000 census.
It is the county seat of Scott County.
U.S. Route 169 and County Highway 101 are two of the main arterial routes in the city.
The Valleyfair! amusement park and the Canterbury Park horse racetrack are in Shakopee.
The site of the Minnesota Renaissance Festival is in nearby Louisville Township.
Records indicate that a Dakota Indian village was located east of the present day city of Shakopee.
The village was called Teen-tah-o-tan-wa, village of the prairie, and was the home of summer bark lodges,
winter tipis and cornfields.
The Minnesota River acted as a natural and beautiful boundary with the Ojibway to the north.
The tribal leader of Teenatahotonwa was Chief Shakopee.
The City of Shakopee is named for him.
The burial mounds near the Minnesota River are a reminder of the length of Indian presence and the
rich heritage and tradition of the citys original inhabitants.
The mounds, estimated at over 2,000 years old, are located in Memorial Park in Shakopee.
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