The people of Prairie Island welcome you!

The Mdewakanton, “those who were born of the waters,” have lived on Prairie Island for countless generations. Located in south eastern Minnesota along the wooded shores of the Mississippi and Vermillion Rivers, Prairie Island is a spiritual place for our people.

Prairie Island owns and operates Treasure Island Resort & Casino. We call gaming the new buffalo because it has helped restore our self-sufficiency. It is responsible for improving life on the reservation, strengthening our tribal government, and helping preserve our culture.

Indian Gaming is what gives our tribal government the tools we need to operate our community and provide for our people. But it also has given us a new and welcomed responsibility as an employer to thousands of Minnesotans. We are proud to be Goodhue County’s largest employer and an important contributor to Minnesota’s economy.

Images from the community center, the police station, and Dakota Station gas station

Mdewakanton

[M'DAY wah kahn tahn]

"Born of the Waters"
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