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Photo of Ipahotonpi (Pop Gun) game
Photo of Canwacikiyapi (Tops) game
Hokazunta (Sled)
Hutanacute (Winged Bones)
A winter favorite for boys and girls. The Center’s Hokazunta is made of buffalo ribs. Half are ribs from the left side; half are from the right side. Elk rawhide is used to bind the ribs; chokecherry is used for the split sticks. A buffalo hide was placed on the sled before a child sat on it. Boys liked to stand on the sled, hold on to the strap and slide down a hill.
(Game piece crafted and photographed by Mike Marshall, Rosebud, S.D.)
A traditional Lakota game played by men. It uses a distinctive gaming device crafted from a cow or buffalo rib. The Center’s exhibit contains winged bones and more than a dozen other traditional Lakota games pieces.
(Game piece crafted and photographed by Mike Marshall, Rosebud, S.D.)
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Calendar of Events Title
1 - 3 pm Saturday, January 25
! Change of Program !
- DROP-IN ACTIVITY FOR KIDS -
"Captains Got Game" Game Day
1 - 3 pm Saturday, February 1
- DROP-IN ACTIVITY FOR KIDS -
Snow Place Like Home:
Winter on the Trail"
2:00 pm Sunday, January 26
"Relation with Creation"
presented by
Michael Wanbdi Gdeska O'Connor
2:00 pm Sunday, February 2
"Singing the Songs
You Love to Remember"
with Pamela Sue Kragt
See calendar for additional
events