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Metal stick with five bone cones with holes / Native American; Sioux

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Metal stick with five bone cones with holes in them for a game similar to the cup and bowl game. The game is also decorated with glass beads.

The object of the game is to swing the bones on the string forward and thrust the needle through as many bones as possible. If the needle passed through the first bone, points were awarded A different amount of points were awarded for each bone on the string.

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Title(s): 
Metal stick with five bone cones with holes
Culture: 
Native American; Sioux
Date: 
late 19th century
Period: 
Historic
Place: 
Great Plains, United States of America
Materials/Techniques: 
bone, glass, sinew, leather, wood
Classification: 
Object Type: 
Accession No: 
84.1092
Department: 
On View

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