This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1915 Excerpt: ...order that the designs can be readily seen during the playing of the game. A circle, called the Pa-tol House, about three or four feet in ...
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1915 Excerpt: ...order that the designs can be readily seen during the playing of the game. A circle, called the Pa-tol House, about three or four feet in diameter, is made by setting forty stones "about the size of a fist" so as to form the circumference. Be 2 points 3 points 5 points 10 points 15 points tween every tenth and eleventh stone there must be an opening of four or five inches. These openings must face the north, east, south and west; they are spoken of as "rivers." The flat stone is placed in the middle of the circle. Each player has a marker, a small stick or twig, which is called his "horse." As many can take part in the game as conveniently can seat themselves around the pa-tol house. The following description of the game is given by Dr. Charles F. Lummis and quoted by Dr. Culin (Ibid., pp. 191, 192): "When the players have seated themselves, the first takes the pa-tol sticks tightly in his right hand, lifts them about as high as his chin and, bringing them down with a smart vertical thrust as if to harpoon the center stone, lets go of them when they are within some six inches of it. The three sticks strike the stone as one, hitting on their ends squarely, and, rebounding several inches, fall back into the circle. The manner in which they fall decides the denomination of the throw, and the different values are shown in the diagram. Although at first flush this might seem to make it a game of chance, nothing could be farther from the truth.... An expert pa-tol player will throw the number he desires with almost unfailing certainty by his arrangement of the sticks in his hand and the manner and force with which he strikes them down. It is a dexterity which any one may acquire by sufficient practice, and only thus. The five th...
Good. No Jacket. Book. 8vo-over 7¾-9¾" tall. Ex-libris with usual markings. Green decorative boards are rubbed and chipped. Corners are somewhat bumped. Spine has some fraying. Interior is clean and tight.
New. Hardcover reprint of the original 1915 edition-beautifully bound in brown cloth covers featuring titles stamped in gold, 8vo-6x9". No adjustments have been made to the original text, giving readers the full antiquarian experience. For quality purposes, all text and images are printed as black and white. This item is printed on demand. Book Information: Indian Games And Dances With Native Songs, Arranged From American Indian Ceremonials And Sports. Fletcher, Alice C. (Alice Cunningham). Indiana: Repressed Publishing LLC, 2012. Original Publishing: Indian Games And Dances With Native Songs, Arranged From American Indian Ceremonials And Sports. Fletcher, Alice C. (Alice Cunningham). Boston: C. C. Birchard & Company, 1915. Subject: Indians Of North America.
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