People of the Waters - Woodland
OPM #:
I93.3.23.4
Object Name:
Stick, Snow-Snake
Description:
Reproduction.
Comments:
Everyone was excited and keyed up for the big game. Some players honed their skills for weeks and practiced repeatedly. It took good eye-hand coordination to keep the snake centered along the path, and there was a knack in keeping the snake straight as it was propelled.

A track of packed ice or snow was created and the object was to see who could send the snake the farthest. Snakes were carved from a heavy hardwood, and sometimes the snake head was filled with lead.

Sports practically dominant life today because everyone loves to play and watch games. Early explorer accounts describe many games played by Native people, including snow snake. This game is still played by the Menominee.
Material:
Wood
Dimensions:
H-3.8 W-3.4 L-151 cm
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