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Ball

Native NameTa-Pa
Object Number:37609
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Yankton
Dakota
Sioux
Provenience: United States of America
Montana
Fort Peck Reservation
Culture Area: Great Plains Culture Area
Section:American
Materials:Buckskin
Bead
Outside Diameter:6.35 cm
Credit Line:John Wanamaker Expedition, 1900; R. Stewart Culin, 1900

Description

Ball sewn from two pieces of buckskin and stuffed with horsehair. There is a 1cm-diameter hole in the ball, near the seam. The ball is weighted so that it will always roll back to the same resting position. Used in women's game of shinny ball.

Bibliography:

[Book] Culin, Robert S. 1975. Games of the North American Indians.. Dover Publications. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 640View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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