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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
2 p.m. Sunday, August 18
"How Western Music Won the West"
with Smithsonian Rural Musicians
Bob & Sheila Everhart
2 p.m. Sunday, August 25
"Poetic Reflections from the Past"
The Poetry of Linnie Poyzer
presented by Theresa Jackson
12 - 4 p.m. Thursday, August 22
Weekly Open Jam
welcomes special guest
Rusty Rierson
2 p.m. Sunday, September 1
"Who Was
Dr. Susan La Flesche Picotte?"
presented by Dr. Bruce Sheffield
See calendar for additional
events