Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Slahal - An aboriginal stick game

Bring a cultural game to your classroom

 (or Lahal) is a gambling game of the indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest Coast, also known as stickgame, bonegame, bloodless war game, handgame, or a name specific to each language. It is played throughout the western United States and Canada by indigenous peoples. Traditionally, the game uses the shin bones from the foreleg of a deer or other animal.
The name of the game is a 
Chinook Jargon word.

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