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Canwacikiyapi - tops

Canwacikiyapi - tops. Game piece crafted and photographed by Mike Marshall.

Traditionally played by boys, this game has two parts: canwacikiyapi - the top and icapsinte - the whip.

The whip is used to set the top in motion and create a humming sound. The object is to whip the top into the protected area of the opponent.

As many as 50 boys played tops on a square of circular field.


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