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Chunky (Tchung-Kee) game pieces.
19th-20th c Native American Mississippian Applied Arts

MISSISSIPPIAN Anonymous (c. 800 - c. 1750) Primary
c. 1800-1950
19th-20th c
Stone
Mississippian
Game
United States
Chicago. Field Museum of Natural History
nam21062
The game was Chunkey was extremely popular throughout the entire Mississipian region. It was played in a central plaza which was sprinkled with sand. The chunkey stone was rolled and opposing players threw their spears at the stone anticipating where it would stop. , with the one whose spear came the closest to the stone was the victor. Betting was ferocious, with men betting their weapons, their jewelry and even their wives.

Caption: Native American | Chunky (Tchung-Kee) game pieces. | | Native American | Mississippian

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