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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
EXPLORATION WEDNESDAYS
kids' hands-on learning series
June 19, 26
July 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31
2:30 p.m. Sunday June 30
New Horizons Band of Siouxland
directed by Dr. Lou Rossman
presents "Americana 2019"
2 p.m. Sunday June 23
"Lincoln-based trio, Crabgrass"
performing Country, Bluegrass, Folk
and Western Swing
2 p.m. Sunday July 7
"Those Elegant Machines"
The complete history of
Henderson Motorcycles
See calendar for additional
events