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Evidence for Kolowis Awithlaknannai

2 pieces of evidence found.

Id DLP.Evidence.1686
Type Ethnography
Location Zuni
Date 1907-01-01 - 1907-12-31
Rules A series of three parallel lines are drawn, with diagonals connecting the outer lines at intervals, crossing each other at the central line. Sixteen spaces in the outer rows, fifteen in the central row. Pieces begin on all of the points on the board, except the central point and the leftmost point of the central row. Pieces are moved along the intersections, and they are placed on the board on opposing sides, leaving the central spot empty. The first player moves to this spot along one of the lines, and the opponent jumps this pieces, thereby capturing it.
Content Zuni. Zuni, New Mexico. (Cat. no. 5049, Brooklyn Institute Museum.) Long stone slab, inscribed with the diagram shown in figure 111. This was found by the writer on a house top in Zuñi, and was explained by the natives as used in a game with white and black pieces, played like the preceding. The positions of the pieces at the beginning of the game are indicated by black and white circles. The name of the game was given as kolowis awithlaknannai, the kolowisi being a mythic serpent." Culin 1907: 801
Confidence 100
Ages Elder
Genders Male
Source Culin, S. 1907. Games of the North American Indians. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press.

Id DLP.Evidence.1687
Type Ethnography
Location Zuni
Date 1903-01-01 - 1903-12-31
Rules Stones are placed on intersections, on all except the center. The first player moves to the center, pieces are captured by jumping. Moves must be along the lines.
Content "AWE THLACNAWE. (" STONES KILL.") Implements. - A number of small stones (a different color for each side), and geometrical markings on a stone slab or on the ground. There is no specified size for the "board," it being larger or smaller according to the number of angles. The stones are placed on all the intersections of the geometrical drawing except the central one. The first player moves to the center, where his "man" is jumped by his opponent. The stones may be moved in any direction so long as the lines are followed." Stevenson 1903: 496-497.
Confidence 100
Source Stevenson, M. C. 1903. Zuñi Games. American Anthropologist 5(3): 468-497.

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