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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
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
See calendar for additional
events