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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
10 and 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 26
"SUMMERTIME FUN FOR KIDS"
Every Wednesday in July
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2:00 p.m. Sunday, August 6
"Prairie Sanctuaries"
with South Dakota photographer
Christian Begeman
2:00 p.m. Sunday, July 30
"Frederick: The Life and Legacy of Frederick Douglass," a one-man
show performed by Dr. Robin Duncan
2:00 p.m. Sunday, August 13
"Otoe and Missouria Meet Big Knives"
presented by
Matthew (Sitting Bear) Jones
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events