from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Among North American Indians, a slender shaft from 5 to 9 feet long, with a head curving up at one end and a notch at the other and smaller end; also, the game played with this shaft.
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Gawàsa (snow-snake) with two of her comrades, but left them instantly and ran to the Council Hall.
Flying Squirrel's father -- could throw a snow-snake a mile and a half, over the crust of the snow.
Morgan [Footnote: League of the Iroquois, p. 303.] describes a winter contest of skill among the Iroquois, which he calls snow-snake.
This chief thought never of council fires or pipes or hunting or fishing, he troubled not about joining the other young men in their sports of lacrosse or snow-snake, or bowl-and-beans; to him there was nothing in life but the warpath, no song but the war cry, no color but the war paint.
He came as one that had important news to tell, but he paused not for shout or question from the inquisitive boys who were tumbling about in the light snow, in their favorite sport of Ga-wá-sa or the ` ` snow-snake '' game.
He came as one that had important news to tell, but he paused not for shout or question from the inquisitive boys who were tumbling about in the light snow, in their favorite sport of Ga-wa-sa or the "snow-snake" game.
Because that’s exactly how he felt himself each morning when Isaac traipsed off with One Horn and the others to play hotanacute, ice hockey, or throw a shoshiman, a snow-snake, across the ice on the frozen creek.