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Kolowis Awithlaknannai (Awithlaknannai, Awethlacnawe)

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Period(s)

Modern

Region(s)

Northern America

Categories

Board, War, Leaping.

Description

Kolowis Awithlaknannai is a capturing game played by the Zuni people of New Mexico in the late nineteenth century. The game is named after the kolowisi, a supernatural serpent in Zuni belief.

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.

Culin 1907: 801; Stevenson 1903: 496-497.

Origin

New Mexico

Ludeme Description

Kolowis Awithlaknannai.lud

Reference

Murray 1951: 71.

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Sources

Culin, S. 1907. Games of the North American Indians. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press.

Murray, H.J.R. 1951. A History of Board-Games Other Than Chess. Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Stevenson, M. C. 1903. Zuñi Games. American Anthropologist 5(3): 468-497.

Identifiers

DLP.Game.825

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