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Games of the North American Indians: Games of skill
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 846

Games of the North American Indians: Games of skill

"Reprinted from the original 1907 edition published as the Twenty-fourth annual report of the Bureau of American Ethnology, 1902-1903, Smithsonian Institution"--T.p. verso.

Games of the North American Indians
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 846

Games of the North American Indians

The most complete work ever prepared on the subject — based on museum collections, travel and ethnographic accounts, and author's own research. Covers over 200 tribes and everything from games of chance and dexterity to such minor amusements as shuttlecock and tipcat. Bureau of American Ethnology report worth a substantial sum in original edition. 1,112 figures.

Games of the North American Indians: Games of chance
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 846

Games of the North American Indians: Games of chance

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 similar in method and purpose. He found that games using dice of various materials—wood, cane, bone, animal teeth, fruit stones—existed among 130 tribes belonging to 30 l...

The Indians of Cuba
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 42

The Indians of Cuba

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Chess and Playing-cards
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 278

Chess and Playing-cards

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1976
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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Chinese games with dice and dominoes
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 59

Chinese games with dice and dominoes

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The Stewart Culin library and archives at The Brooklyn Museum
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 14
Mancala, the National Game of Africa (Classic Reprint)
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 28

Mancala, the National Game of Africa (Classic Reprint)

Excerpt from Mancala, the National Game of Africa The comparative study of games is one that promises an important contribution to the history of culture. The questions involved in' their w diffusion over the earth are among the vital ones that confound the ethnologist. Their origins are lost in the unwritten history of the child hood of man. Mancala is a game that is remarkable for its peculiar distribution, which seems to mark the limits of Arab culture, and which has just penetrated our own continent after having served for ages to divert the inhabitants of nearly half the inhabited area of the globe. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic ...

Mancal
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 20

Mancal

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2011-02
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  • Publisher: Unknown

This is a facsimile reprint of ethnologist Stewart Culin's 1894 (Report, USNM) article on the game Mancala and its variants around the world. It briefly details its history, scope and rules, and is accompanied by illustrations of several different forms of the board. This is an interesting booklet for the serious board game player or anthropology student who wants to learn more about the history of this popular game.

Philippine Games
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 14

Philippine Games

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1900
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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