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Photo of Ipahotonpi (Pop Gun) game
Photo of Canwacikiyapi (Tops) game
Inyan Onyeyapi (Slingshot)
Icaslohe Econpi (Game of Bowls)
Was used to throw rocks long distances. The slingshot has a hole in the pad to keep the rock in place.
(Game piece crafted and photographed by Mike Marshall, Rosebud, S.D.)
Was traditionally played by two women. it uses tapa inyan, small stoneballs, and can mibi, two small wood cylinders. Each player tried to knock over her competitor’s cylinder with a stone ball.
(Game piece crafted and photographed by Mike Marshall, Rosebud, S.D.)
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“Friendly and Familiar Favorites” featuring Tom Gerking
Streaming on Facebook
2:00 p.m. Sunday, July 5
“Music of the Heart”
featuring pianist Richard Steinbach
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2:00 p.m. Sunday, June 28
“Our Political Divisions Today:
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with Dr. Don Hickey
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2:00 p.m. Sunday, July 12
“Songs Everyone Knows”
with singer Amy Ellsworth
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