Nebraska

Activity: Omaha Plum Stone Game

Equipment: 15 plum pits or small stones, 3 baskets or bowls

Formation: 3 groups and each sits around a bowl which contains plum pits

Paint 3 pits black on one side; natural color on other side on 2 other stones, draw a crescent moon on one side and a star on the other side. Place all the stones in the basket/bowl. Players sit in a circle around the basket; do rock/paper/scissors to see who starts. Starting player holds both sides of the bowl, flip the stones in the air, score according to how the land IN the basket.

No other combination counts. As long as you score, your turn continues. The object is to be the first to score 50 points. Each player keeps their own score. This game is from the American Indian Omaha Tribe.