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Evidence for Caseheapana

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Id DLP.Evidence.1599
Type Ethnography
Location 36°26'18.73"N,105°32'40.25"W
Date 1898-01-01 - 1898-12-31
Rules Two dice are throw on each turn. Players choose a value from one to six, which will be considered the value of a third die. One player places fourteen pieces on the sixth point of one quadrant, and one on the point directly opposite it on the other side of the board. The other player places fourteen pieces on the fifth point of the same quadrant as the fourteen of the other player, as well as one on the fourth point in that same quadrant.
Content "Tewa. Taos,NewMexico... Employed in the game Ca-se-he-a-pa-na (Spanish, Pastore), of which the collector, Dr. T. P. Martin, of Taos, has furnished the following account: A circle, from 2 to 3 feet in diameter (fig. 92), is marked on the ground with small stones. One hundred and sixty stones are used, with larger ones at each quarter, dividing the circle into four quarters of forty stones each. A line AB is marked out as a " river," and is usually marked from east to west: The line CD is designated as a ''trail." A large stone is placed in the center. There are two players, each of whom takes one of the little twigs, which are known as"horses." A player takes the three stones, holds them together, and drops them vertically upon the large stone. He counts according to their fall, and moves his horse as many places around the circuit. They throw and move in turn, going in opposite directions, one starting from K and the other from M. If M passes point B before K reaches it, and meets K's horse anywhere around the circle, K's horse is said to be killed," and has to go hack to A and start over again, and rice versa. A chief point in the game is to reach B before the other player, so as to kill him on the second half of the circle. The counts are as follows: 2 flat and notched stick notches up 3 round sides up 3 flat sides up 2 flat and 1 round side not notched up = 1 1 flat and 2 round sides not notched up = 1 This game is usually played all night on the night of November 3d of each year. November 3d is known as "The Day of the Dead," and this game seems in some way to be connected with it, or rather with its celebration, but I can not find out any tradition connecting the two." Culin 1898: 765-767.
Confidence 100
Source Culin, S. 1898. Chess and Playing-Cards. Washington: Government Printing Office.

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