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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
2:00 pm Sunday, June 24
Acoustic Folk Music
from Norway and Sweden
with Vidar Skrede and Patrik Ahlberg
2:00 pm Sunday, July 1
"On the Wild Side:
Butterflies and Wildflowers"
with Larry Myhre
Wednesday, June 27
"Exploration Wednesdays for Kids"
10:00 a.m.: Campfire Stories
11:00 a.m.: Junior Explorers

2:30 pm Sunday, July 8
New Horizons Band of Siouxland
directed by Dr. Lou Rossman
presents "Americana 2018"
See calendar for additional
events