Sign up to receive email updates from the
Akta Lakota Museum!
Sign up
Necklace from the Akta Lakota Museum Shopping Center

Hohukazunta - Rib sled

Hohukazunta - Rib sled. Game piece crafted and photographed by Mike Marshall.

A winter favorite for boys and girls. The hohukazunta is traditionally made of buffalo bone ribs. Half of the sled is made up of ribs from the left side and the half made up of ribs from the right side of the buffalo. Elk rawhide is used to bind the ribs; chokecherry is used for the split sticks. A buffalo hide was placed on the sled before a child sat on it. Children liked to stand on the sled, hold onto the strap and slide down hill.


All active news articles