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Evidence for Sétichch

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Id DLP.Evidence.1586
Type Ethnography
Game Sétichch
Location 33°47'23.86"N,109°59'19.42"W
Date 1907-01-01 - 1907-12-31
Rules Forty stones arranged in a circle, with a larger gap after every tenth stones, the spaces between the stones are the playing spaces. Four or six players, played on two teams, with two sticks per team, starting in one of the gaps. Three sticks, round on one side and flat on the other, used as dice. The throws are as follows: three round sides = 10; two round sides = 2; one round side =3; three flat sides =5. A throw of 10 grants the player another throw. Pieces move according to the throws in opposite directions around the board. The team to get their pieces to the starting gap wins.
Content "White Mountain Apache...Fort Apache, Arizona...These were collected by Dr Edward Palmer, and were described by Captain C. N. B. Macauley, U.S. Army, as used in a game played by women in a circle of forty stones divided in four tens with a division to each ten, and having a large flat rock placed in the middle. Four or six can play. Two sides are formed of equal numbers, and two sets of sticks are used. The players kneel behind the rock circle. The first player takes the sticks in one hand, rounded sides out, and slams them end first on the rock. From this is derived the name of the game, sé-tich-ch, bounce-on-the-rock. The counts are as follows: Three round sides up counts 10; three flat sidesup, 5; two round sides up and one flat, 2; one round side up and two flat, 3. A throw of 10 gives another throw. Each side has two sticks which are used to mark the count. The two sides count from opposite directions." Culin 1907: 90-91.
Confidence 100
Ages Adult
Genders Female
Source Culin, S. 1907. Games of the North American Indians. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press.

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