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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
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