Matinen (Rich) Katshinak


You try to put the pin in the thimbles. It rattles too. The bones rattled. [They are made out of caribou] ueiesht - hoofs or caribou's feet. These are boiled first and carved inside...Did you see ueiesht and know what they look like? It's on the caribou hoof. The phalanges are boiled and then carved inside. It's called tapaikan. My grandfather used to make these and he made nice ones, and when it rattles too. How it was played is you try to put the pin into the thimble.