Hand Game: The Native North American Game of Power and Chance

Type
Audio/Visual
Authors
Johnson ( Lawrence Johnson )
 
Category
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Publication Year
2001 
Publisher
Duration
66 min 
Abstract
This program reveals the historic and mythic roots of the hand game (also called stick game or bone game), the most widely played native gambling game in Northwest North America. It takes the viewer on a journey through the Makah, Blackfeet, Flathead, Spokane, Walker River, Coeur d'Alene and Crow reservations to watch local games as well as major tournaments. 
Description
Unknown to most Americans, hand game- also called stick game or bone game- is the most widely played Native gambling game in North America. Every year, thousands of American Indians pack up their lawn chairs and game sets and his the "hand game trail," competing on reservations throughout the west. The first and only feature documentary on the subject, this fascinating video explores the mythic and historic roots of contemporary gambling in Western Native America. 
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