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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
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