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Games of the North American Indians, Volume 1: Games of Chance

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Games figured prominently in the myths of North American Indian tribes, and also in their ceremonies for bringing rain and fertility and combating misfortune. In his classic study, originally published in 1907 as a report of the Bureau of American Ethnology, Stewart Culin divided the games played by Indian men and women into two general types. Volume 1 of this Bison Books edition takes up games of chance, involving guessing and throwing dice. Culin was able to show that the games of North American tribes were remarkably ...

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Games of the North American Indians, Volume 1: Games of Chance
1992, Bison Books, Lincoln, NE

ISBN-13: 9780803263550

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