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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
1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Saturday, October 13
ACTIVITY FOR KIDS
"Corps of Mystery"
part of Sioux City Fall Fest 2018
2:00 p.m. Sunday, October 21
"Benjamin Rush: Doctor of Discovery"
presented by
Professor Scott Culpepper, Ph.D.
2:00 p.m. Sunday, October 14
"Historic U.S. Route 20: A Journey
Across America's Longest Highway"
with Brian Farr
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Sunday, October 28
"Trick-or-Treat Fun"
family cookie-decorating activity
with Eileen McCormick
See calendar for additional
events