Dakota Indian, South Dakota
Museum of Science and Art
University of Pennsylvania.
In "Games of the Teton Dakota Children. The American Anthropologist", Volume 4, page 343, 1901, Dr J Owen Dorsey describes the instrument as follows (Reference, Dakota - Teton, South Dakota):
"Chan'Kaobletuntun'pi, Wood having edges, ... : A straight piece of wood is prepared, with four sides or edges, and is fastened by a strip of hide to another piece of wood which is used as a handle. The boy grasps the handle, whirls it around his head, making the four cornered piece move rapidly with a whizzing noise."
To see the similar Faire Tyme Toys Bull Roarer, click Here.
Back to Native Toys and Games