Lower Sioux Indian Reservation

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The Lower Sioux Indian Reservation, (Dakota: Cansa'yapi; Lakota: Čhaŋšáyapi[1]) also known as the Mdewankanton Tribal Reservation, is an Indian reservation located along the southern bank of the Minnesota River in Paxton Township and Sherman Township, Redwood County, Minnesota. It lies east of the city of Redwood Falls, and just south of Morton. The land became part of a reservation after the signing of the Treaty of Traverse des Sioux in 1851, but has now shrunk to a very small size. As of the 2000 census, the site had a population of 335, and a land area of 2.705 sq mi (7.006 km²). The community operates Jackpot Junction Casino Hotel, which began in 1984 as a bingo facility. The casino has become a major employer for the surrounding communities. The Lower Sioux Agency, a historic site on the reservation associated with the Dakota War of 1862, is managed by the community in partnership with the Minnesota Historical Society.[2]

Jackpot Junction Casino Hotel was the state of Minnesota's first casino. Jackpot Junction features three bars, three restaurants, an amphitheater, and two grand ballrooms. Live music is played every weekend, usually country occasionally rock. The casino is open twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.

County Highway 2 runs through the reservation, connecting it to U.S. Route 71 and Minnesota State Highway 19 to the northwest.

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  1. ^ Ullrich, Jan, ed. (2011). New Lakota Dictionary (2nd ed.). Bloomington, IN: Lakota Language Consortium. p. 999. ISBN 978-0-9761082-9-0. LCCN 2008922508. 
  2. ^ "Lower Sioux Agency". Minnesota Historical Society. Retrieved 2013-10-01. 

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Coordinates: 44°32′19″N 94°59′30″W / 44.53861°N 94.99167°W / 44.53861; -94.99167