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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, February 26
"13 1/2-minute History Lesson:
Things you never learned in
school" with Dr. Rudolph Daniels
1 p.m. Saturday, March 11
"Seaman-the-Dog's Big Party"
including magic show
and art contest
2:00 p.m. Sunday, March 5
"The Legacy of Neihardt
and Black Elk"
presented by Nancy S. Gillis
2:00 p.m. Sunday, March 12
Traditional Irish Folk Music
with
The Sioux Falls Ceili Band
See calendar for additional
events