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Evidence for Hue-Ta-Quee-Che-Ka

1 pieces of evidence found.

Id DLP.Evidence.1596
Type Ethnography
Location Havasupai
Date 1898-01-01 - 1898-12-31
Rules A number of stones are arranged in a circle, with one larger gap. The gaps between the stones are the playing spaces. Any number of players, playing on two teams. Each team's sticks are moved in opposite directions around the circle. Three sticks, white on one side and red on the other, used as dice. The throws are as follows: three white sides = 10; two white and one red = 2, two red and one white = 3; three red = 5.
Content "Havasupat. Arizona. Mr. G. Wharton James has furnished the writer with the following account: Squatted around a circle of small stones, the circle having an opening at a certain portion of its circumference called the yam-se-kyalb-ye-la, and a large flat stone in the centre called tau-be-clie-ka, the Havasupai play the game called Hite-ta-qiiee-dte- l.a. Any number of players can engage in the game. The players are chosen into sides. The first player begins the game by holding in his hand three pieces of short stick, white on one side and red on the other. These sticks are called iohbe-ya, and take the place of our dice. They are flung rapidly upon the central stone, tad-be- che-ka, and as they fall counts are made as follows : 3 whites up =10 2 whites, 1 red up= 2 2 reds, 1 white up= 3 3reds =5 tallies are kept by placing short sticks between the stones, hue, that compose the circle, one side counting in one direction from the opening and the other keeping tally in the opposite direction." Culin 1898: 768-769.
Confidence 100
Ages Child
Genders Female
Source Culin, S. 1898. Chess and Playing-Cards. Washington: Government Printing Office.

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