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Dakota ring and pin game
Description A Dakota ring and pin game, circa the mid-19th century. This game of dexterity is similar to the cup-and-ball principle and consists of three main parts. At one end is a long silver colored metal pin with a point on one end and a hook on the other. Connected to the eye of the pin is a thin leather thong, on which is strung six targets of pierced deer toe bones. At the end of the thong are five target loops of glass seed beads in blue, clear and yellow. The game is played by holding the pin end, swinging the other end up, and attempting to catch a target on the pin. Collected in Minnesota.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 49.4 centimeters length
Nomenclature Game piece (game element)
Creation Made by Dakota Indians
Made in Minnesota, United States
Subjects Collected by: Clark, Colonel John Garvin
Made by Dakota Indians
Made in Minnesota, United States
Used in Minnesota, United States
Used by Dakota Indians
U.S.-Dakota War of 1862
Dakota Indians--Games.
Indian. Recreation. Games. Traditional
Dates Creation: Not earlier than 1860 - Not later than 1869

Credit Line From the Collection of the Minnesota Historical Society
Holding Type 3D Objects
ID Number 1982.67.8