The Sioux City Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center The Betty Strong Encounter Center The Crossroads and Our Mission Link to The Interpretive Center Link to The Encounter Center
Traditional Native Games
Go to Traditional Native Games Page 1
Go to Traditional Native Games Page 2
 Go To Traditional Native Games Page 3
Current Page: Traditional Native Games Page 4
Go to Traditional Native Games Page 5
<previous
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.)
next>
Calendar of Events Title
2:00 p.m. Sunday, May 28
"Never Forgotten: The History
of Sioux City's Calvary Cemetery
with Walter Peterson
Wednesday, June 7
"SUMMERTIME FUN FOR KIDS"
Hands-on Learning Series
CLICK BELOW to learn more!
2:00 p.m. Sunday, June 4
"Hymns and Herds" A Year
in the Life of an Iowa Pioneer Family
presented by Dr. Tom Morain
2:00 p.m. Sunday, June 11
"The United States and World War I"
Part two of a three-part WWI series
presented by Dr. Don Hickey
See calendar for additional
events