Gambler Way: Indian Gaming in Mythology, History and Archaeology in North America

Gambler Way: Indian Gaming in Mythology, History and Archaeology in North America

by Kathryn Gabriel
     
 
The first book ever to examine Indian gaming myths on a continental scale, "Gambler Way" reveals that not only was gamblinguin practice as well as in mythucommon to nearly all of the indigenous peoples of North America, but also that the games and stories were universally part of the sacred lore and rituals of the tribes. Every area from the subarctic to the

Overview

The first book ever to examine Indian gaming myths on a continental scale, "Gambler Way" reveals that not only was gamblinguin practice as well as in mythucommon to nearly all of the indigenous peoples of North America, but also that the games and stories were universally part of the sacred lore and rituals of the tribes. Every area from the subarctic to the Southwest and parts of Mexico is covered. Games and their sometimes lethal stakes are described in detail, along with their place in the sacred world-view of each people. The result is a fascinating and unique look at the way humans strive to recognize a link between divine intent and chance. Based on massive research in historical and archaeological records, "Gambler Way" is not only a fascinating contribution to the study of ancient Native American culture, but it also provides valuable context for the current controversies surrounding Indian-run casinos.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781555661601
Publisher:
Big Earth Publishing
Publication date:
10/28/1995
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.03(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.76(d)

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