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Game playing has deep roots in traditional Indian culture. The Short History of Indian Games The Short History of Indian Games • There were two kinds of games played in pre-contact North America. – Games of chance. – Games of skill.
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Games of skill (some examples) The Short History of Indian Games The Short History of Indian Games • Archery • Chunkey — A stone with a hole is rolled along the ground. Spears are thrown to the place where the stone would stop. Closest spear which doesn’t touch the stone wins. • Lacrosse • Snow snake — A polished hardwood stick, the “snake”, is thrown along in a long narrow groove in the snow. The snake that travels the farthest wins.
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Games of chance (some examples) The Short History of Indian Games The Short History of Indian Games • Moccasin game — Like the shell game with tokens hidden under mocassins. Played by teams. Score was kept.
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Games of chance (some examples) The Short History of Indian Games The Short History of Indian Games • Dice games — Over 130 tribes were recorded to have dice games.
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Games of chance (some examples) The Short History of Indian Games The Short History of Indian Games • Stick game — Dozens of decorated sticks are placed in two bundles. Object is to guess which bundle the different stick is.
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Gambling has deep roots in traditional Indian culture. The Short History of Indian Gaming The Short History of Indian Gaming • Evidence of games is very old. — This chunkey stone was found in an archeological dig at a pre-contact Siouan village in Wisconsin.
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Gambling has deep roots in traditional Indian culture. The Short History of Indian Gaming
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