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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
Sunday, April 21

2 p.m. Sunday, May 5
"In the Spotlight: How U.S. Stamps
Connect to Sioux City & Iowa"
with Bob Ferguson
2 p.m. Sunday, April 28
"The Rise and Fall
of Political Parties: A Hypothesis"
presented by Don Hickey, Ph.D.
2 p.m. Sunday, May 12
"Born to Love You"
A Mother's Day Concert with
Jack & Mike Langley, Walt Peterson
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