ERIC Number: ED120192
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Javelin, Arrow, Dart and Pin Games of Native American Women of the Plains.
Pesavento, Wilma J.; Pesavento, Lisa C.
This study was designed to determine (1) the arrow, dart, javelin, and pin games of Native American girls and women of the Great Plains, (2) the geographical spread of the games within the culture area, and (3) the characteristics of the various games. Data for this investigation were researched from "Annual Reports of the Bureau of American Ethnology, Smithsonian Institution", and "American Anthropoligist". The games of ring and pin and snowsnake were played during the period under observation. The ring and pin game consisted of thrusting a needle-like object through multiple targets which were strung on a thong with a needle. The implements of the game were similar throughout the culture area. Snowsnake was a game where a javelin-like stick was thrown across a hard surface to outdistance opponents. Snowsnake generally was played in ice or hard packed snow, but on paths, roads, or bare ground. Ring and pin had some limited ceremonial significance; no rituals accompanied snowsnake, nor was it a part of a ceremony. (Author/CD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Research Section of the Annual Meeting of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (Milwaukee, Wisconsin, April 1976)