Before European and American settlers came in the area in the 1800s, the Dakota and Ojibwe Native American tribes called the Minnetonka region their home. They held the notion that Lake Minnetonka (mni, meaning water, and tanka, meaning huge, anglicized to Minnetonka) and the surrounding area was holy.
In 1946, Minnetonka was established in Minneapolis, Minnesota, which is also the location of our headquarters to this day. The local lake, Minnetonka, inspired the naming of the business; we subsequently discovered that the Dakota Sioux tribe gave the word ″Minnetonka″ its current meaning, which translates to ″excellent water.″
At the time of the census in 2010, there were 49,734 people living there. The Dakota Indian term mni tanka, from which we get the word ″great water,″ is where we get the word ″Minnetonka.″ Cargill, the biggest privately held firm in the United States, and United Healthcare, the largest publicly held company in the state, both have their headquarters in this city.
The Dakota, also known as the Sioux, and the Ojibwa, sometimes known as the Anishinabe or Chippewa, were two important Native American tribes that inhabited the region that is now known as Minnesota. Other small populations from other tribes currently live in the state as well. One of these tribes is the Winnebago, who formerly held a reservation on property in the state.
Where in the world are the Minnetonka goods produced? The Dominican Republic and China are both home to Minnetonka Moccasin’s production facilities.
If you take a boat ride or drive all the way around Lake Minnetonka, you’ll see plenty of extravagant mansions that live up to the lake’s reputation as a resort destination for the region’s wealthiest residents.
The Dakota (Sioux) people gave the state of Minnesota its name, which translates to ″sky-tinted waters″ or ″sky-blue waters″ from their language. There are several place names around the state that have their roots in Indian culture; many of these names begin with the word for water, mni or minne.
According to a statement published on the company’s website, Minnetonka CEO David Miller said that the company has been selling handcrafted moccasins and other accessories inspired by Native American culture to roadside gift shops ever since it was founded in 1946. Minnetonka is not a Native American-owned business.
The lake may be found in both Hennepin and Carver counties, and it is included by a total of 13 different incorporated towns and cities. It is the tenth biggest lake in Minnesota and covers a total area of 14,528 acres (5,879 hectares). It is a well-known destination for boaters, sailors, and anglers in the area.
|Surface elevation||929 ft (283 m)|
|Islands||Big Island Crane Island|
The White Earth Band calls the White Earth Indian Reservation, also known in Ojibwe as Gaa-waabaabiganikaag, which literally translates to ″Where there is an abundance of white clay,″ home. The reservation is situated in the far northwest of Minnesota. It has a greater total land area than any other Indian reserve in the state.
Today, the Shakopee Mdewakanton are thought to be the wealthiest tribe in the history of the United States when measured by the individual personal wealth of its members. According to court records and confirmed by one tribal member, each adult receives a monthly payment of approximately $84,000, which is equivalent to $1.08 million per year.