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Photo of Ipahotonpi (Pop Gun) game
Tasiha Unpi (Catching Deer Bones
with a Needle)
Played informally by adults and children, male and female, but only women played it in formal competition and for stakes. The pin is held in one hand; the bones in the other hand. The player tosses the bones in the air and then attempts to catch the bones with the pin. Points are awarded according to the number of bones and/or the number of beaded loops that are caught on the pin. If all the bones are caught, the player automatically wins.
(Game piece crafted and photographed by Mike Marshall, Rosebud, S.D.)
Calendar of Events Title
1:00 - 3:00 pm Sunday, December 10
Gingerbread cookie-decorating
activity for the whole family
with Eileen McCormick
2:00 pm Sunday, January 14
Opera Houses of Iowa
presented by
Richard Poole

2:00 pm Sunday, January 7
"Music to Chase Away the
Winter Blues" with Mike, Jack and
Jonas Langley, and Walter Peterson
2:00 pm Sunday, January 21
"Our Town: Sioux City"
a pictoral journey back in time
with Dave Bishop

See calendar for additional
events