Plains. <em>Game Hoop</em>, 19th-20th century. Wood, rawhide, 13 3/4 x 1/2 x 13 3/4 in. (34.9 x 1.3 x 34.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Museum Collection, X1126.31a. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, X1126.31a_PS2.jpg)

Game Hoop


Medium: Wood, rawhide

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:19th-20th century

Dimensions: 13 3/4 x 1/2 x 13 3/4 in. (34.9 x 1.3 x 34.9 cm)


Accession Number: X1126.31a

Image: X1126.31a_PS2.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Hoops with red pigment. These two hoops would have been used as part of a hoop and pole game that was played widespread throughout the Plains. This set is missing the stake used to pierce the hoop, thrown while running as part of the game. The stick would have been long, slender and pointed, flat on other end. The hoops are in great shape.

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