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Zhoshke’nayabo [Snow Snake]


During Bbongises [Snow Moon] Potawatomi and other Great Lakes tribes play a centuries old sport called Zhoshke’nayabo or Snowsnake. Typically played by men and boys, snowsnake is not only for amusement, but for spiritual and therapeutic means. It is thought that the comradery amongst players remedies the sick. Games can last for several hours and are played individually or as …