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Dakota ring and pin game

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Description A Dakota ball and pin game, circa 1900. This game of dexterity is similar to the cup-and-ball principle and consists of three main parts. At one end are six triangular bone targets tinted red, each worth different point values. At the other end is a long dark gray metal pin with a pointed end and an eye on the opposite end. Connecting the eye of the pin and the bones is a leather thong. Collected at either at the Lower Brule Indian Agency, Lower Brule, South Dakota or the Crow Creek Indian Agency, Fort Thompson, South Dakota.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 23 inches length
1 inch diameter
Nomenclature Game piece (game element)
Subjects Used by Dakota Indians
Collected in Crow Creek Reservation, South Dakota, United States
Collected in Lower Brule Reservation, South Dakota, United States
Collected in Fort Thompson, Buffalo County, South Dakota, United States
Dakota Indians--Games
Indian. Recreation. Games. Traditional
Dates Creation: Approximately 1900
Holding Type 3D Objects
Identifiers 9492.15

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