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Dakota ring and pin game
Description Game of dexterity based on the cup-and-ball principle consists of three main parts. At one end is a long 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 four pierced deer toe bone targets. At the end of the thong are two target loops of white glass seed beads. The game is played by holding the pin end, swinging the other end up, and attempting to catch a target on the pin. The game was collected by Colonel John G. Clark of the 50th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment at Fort Rice in Dakota Territory during the US-Dakota War.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 19 inches length
1 inch width
Nomenclature Cup-and-ball toys
Creation Made by Dakota Indians
Subjects Collected by: Clark, Colonel John Garvin
Made by Dakota Indians
Used during U.S.-Dakota War of 1862
Collected in Fort Rice, Morton County, North Dakota, United States
Fort Rice, Dakota Territory
Dakota Indians.
Indian. Recreation. Games. Traditional
Dates Discovery: Not earlier than 04/1865 - Not later than 06/1866
50th Wisconsin dates of service
Holding Type 3D Objects
ID Number 69.54.17