The Dakota people, including the Lower Sioux, Upper Sioux, Prairie Island and Shakopee tribes, have lived on the banks of the Upper Mississippi River and the lakes of Minnesota for centuries. After many years of struggle these first nation people were recognized as a tribal government in 1969.
As part of working to overcome economic struggles Norman Crooks, who was the Shakopee Tribal Chairman, introduced High Stakes Bingo in 1982 and opened Little Six Bingo. The Indian Gaming Regulatory Act was passed in 1988, and allowed tribes to negotiate with the state of Minnesota to offer different casino games. Little Six Bingo became Little Six Casino, and continues to this day. Continue reading