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Kaposia was a seasonal American Indian settlement, also known as "Little Crow's village," after a long line of tribe Chiefs named Little Crow.[citation needed]


The settlement was located within the limits of the modern city of South St. Paul, Minnesota, and was founded in 1750 by a group of Mdewakanton Dakota on the Mississippi River.[1]

In the early 1800s, over 400 Dakota would use Kaposia as their place of residence, living there over the warm summer months. In 1837, the village was moved to the western side of the river, and then moved again due to the Treaty of Mendota, which gave white settlers the right to settle in the region.[1]


Kaposia Park is situated where the settlement used to exist, and is open to the public.

The annual festival, Kaposia Days, is held the last weekend in June. It commences with a parade through the City of South St. Paul and concludes on Sunday evening with a fireworks display. Other activities include street dances, softball tournament, cornhole tournament, kids' games and activities, bingo, pancake breakfast, musical entertainment, royalty coronation, and many other activities.

Kaposia Days is a community celebration for the community and citizens of South St. Paul, provided by the community itself through donations and local sponsors, and run by an independent Board of Directors and volunteers. For more information, see www.kaposiadays.org.


  1. ^ a b Kaposia