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Chunky (Tchung-Kee) game pieces.
10th-16th c Native American Mississippian Applied Arts

MISSISSIPPIAN Anonymous (c. 800 - c. 1750)
10th-16th c
Gaming pieces
Tennessee State Museum.
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. A chunkey Player shown on drawing from a skull gorget.

Caption: MISSISSIPPIAN Anonymous|Chunky (Tchung-Kee) game pieces. |900-1500|Traditional|Native American|Mississippian

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