Native American Activities

Celebrate our region's rich heritage by learning traditional Dakota and Ojibwe games with Jeremy Red Eagle, Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate. Jeremy will be sharing a variety of activities including Tahuka canhdeska (hoop and arrow), a game that the men would play to strengthen their hunting skills; Kansu kutepi (dice game), a game played mostly by women; takapsica (shinny), a game played by both men and women and where the modern game of hockey comes from; and some smaller, simple games, such as spinning tops, ring and pin, etc.

 

Traditional Dakota Games - Kaƞsu Kutepi (Dice) 

Jeremy Red Eagle, member of the Sisseton Wahpeton Dakota and Program director of the Dakota Language Institute located in Agency Village, SD, talks about the traditional Dakota game Kaƞsu Kutepi (dice). He explains the history, make up and rules of the game, and four Dakota wiƞyaƞ demonstrate how to play.

 

Traditional Dakota Games - Takapsica (Lacrosse)

Jeremy Red Eagle, member of the Sisituƞwaƞ Waḣpetuƞwaƞ Dakota, talks about Takapsica (traditional lacrosse). He tells the history and local Dakota youth demonstrate the game.

 

Traditional Dakota Games - Tawikapsica (Double Ball, a women’s game)

Laverne White Bear (Dakota ga Assiniboine wiƞyaƞ heca) tells the story of how Tawikapsica (Double Ball) originated and local Dakota wiƞyaƞ play the game.

 

Traditional Dakota Games - Tahuka Caƞhdeṡka

Jeremy Red Eagle, member of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate and Program director of the Dakota Language Institute, talks about the Traditional Dakota game called Tahuka Caƞhdeska (Hoop and Arrow). He tells the history, what makes up the rules, and demonstrates with his children.

 

Traditional Dakota Games - Takapsica (Shinny) 

Jeremy Red Eagle, Program director of the Dakota Language Institute in Agency Village, SD, talks about the Traditional Dakota game called Takapsica (Shinny). He talks about the history of the game, rules, and then demonstrates with Dakota and Lakota youth and adults. 

Speaker

Jeremy Red Eagle
Jeremy Red Eagle
Program Director at Dakota Language Institute

Jeremy Red Eagle is a member of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate, on the Lake Traverse Reservation. He descends from the Wahpekute (Shooters among the Trees) and Wahpetuwan (dwellers among the leaves) people of the Toka Nuwan (Enemy Swim) community.