For many cultures around the world, games were important to pass the time. Many Native American cultures had some form of this type of ring and pin game. Considered a woman’s game, the object is to catch the bone “rings” with the needle. The beaded hoops on the end of the cord were added as weights. This particular game dates from the 1930s and originated in the Northern Plains region of the United States.
The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
This file is licensed under a CC BY-SA 3.0 license by The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis.
Indians of North America
Indians of North America -- Great Plains
Indians of North America -- Games
Further information on this record can be found at its source.