Non-Fiction Books:

Games of the North American Indians, Volume 1

Games of Chance

Format

Paperback

Customer rating

Click to share your rating 0 ratings (0.0/5.0 average) Thanks for your vote!

Share this product

Games of the North American Indians, Volume 1 by Stewart Culin
$76.99
In stock with supplier

The item is brand new and in-stock in with one of our preferred suppliers. The item will ship from the Mighty Ape warehouse within the timeframe shown below.

Usually ships within 9-11 days

Availability

Delivering to:

Estimated arrival:

  • Around 5-8 December using standard courier delivery

Description

"When it comes to sports and games that are deeply rooted in this very continent, by which I mean games that were played here well before a certain European mariner tried to sail the wrong way around to India, there is no source as broad and rich as this one."--Dennis Tedlock 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 linguistic groups. The games are described in detail in this volume, and so are the popular guessing games drawing on sticks and wooden disks and involving hidden objects. Any reader who enters into the letter and spirit of them will be instructed and enthralled. Volume 2 is equally absorbing in its elaboration of skills like archery, games like snow-snake and hoop and pole, and amusements like bean shooter and cat's cradle. Originally published in 1907, Stewart Culin's comprehensive work reveals a side of American Indian culture that is still rarely shown.An experienced observer, Culin was curator of ethnology at the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences and the author of books about games in other cultures. Dennis Tedlock, in an eloquent introduction, discusses his own experience of Indian games, showing that those described by Culin are still played today. A professor of English at State University of New York at Buffalo, Tedlock is the translator of Finding the Center: Narrative Poetry of the Zuni Indians, also a Bison Book.

Author Biography

Dennis Tedlock, in an eloquent introduction, discusses his own experience of Indian games, showing that those described by Culin are still played today. A professor of English at State University of New York at Buffalo, Tedlock is the translator of Finding the Center: Narrative Poetry of the Zuni Indians, also a Bison Book.
Release date NZ
January 1st, 1992
Author
Contributor
Introduction by Dennis Tedlock
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
Illus.
Imprint
University of Nebraska Press
Pages
402
Dimensions
152x229x22
ISBN-13
9780803263550
Product ID
1822301

Customer reviews

Nobody has reviewed this product yet. You could be the first!

Write a Review

Marketplace listings

There are no Marketplace listings available for this product currently.
Already own it? Create a free listing and pay just 9% commission when it sells!

Sell Yours Here

Help & options

  • If you think we've made a mistake or omitted details, please send us your feedback. Send Feedback
  • If you have a question or problem with this product, visit our Help section. Get Help
  • Seen a lower price for this product elsewhere? We'll do our best to beat it. Request a better price
Filed under...

Buy this and earn 450 Banana Points