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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
2:00 p.m. Sunday, February 26
"13 1/2-minute History Lesson:
Things you never learned in
school" with Dr. Rudolph Daniels
1 p.m. Saturday, March 11
"Seaman-the-Dog's Big Party"
including magic show
and art contest
2:00 p.m. Sunday, March 5
"The Legacy of Neihardt
and Black Elk"
presented by Nancy S. Gillis
2:00 p.m. Sunday, March 12
Traditional Irish Folk Music
with
The Sioux Falls Ceili Band
See calendar for additional
events