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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
1:00 pm Saturday, April 21
ACTIVITY FOR KIDS
"Earth Day with Captain Lewis"
1:00 pm Friday, April 27
"An Expression of Pride: Creating
the Woodbury Co. Courthouse
Centennial Poster"
2:00 pm Sunday, April 22
"Love of the West"
stories, music and homespun humor
Marci Broyhill and Teresa Kay Orr

2:00 pm Sunday, April 29
"Beatlemania:
The Impact of the Beatles"
presented by Randall Snyder
See calendar for additional
events