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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 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
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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