The Indian Stick Game – Toppenish, WA
Posted by: beagle39z
N 46° 22.569 W 120° 18.684
10T E 706765 N 5139354
Quick Description: Gambling has been a favorite activity of many cultures through the ages. "The Indian Stick Game" shows Northwest Indians gathered around to pit their wits and luck against one another.
Location: Washington, United States
Date Posted: 6/25/2012 8:49:02 PM
Waymark Code: WMEQ77
Indians have been playing the “Stick Game” as far back as history can be traced. Too complicated to be explained in such a small space. Let us say that much money and many possessions changed hands when the game was over. The age-old stick game was played by Indians at any function where they had the space and time. You can still see it played at modern day pow wows, including at the Indian Village during the Fourth of July Toppenish Pow Wow.
Yakima artist Mavis Willson painted this mural on the Yakama Nation Agriculture Extension Bldg on Washington Ave. & Alder St.
Location Name: Yakama Nation Agriculture Extension Bldg on Washington Ave. & Alder St.
Artist: Mavis Willson
Media: House paint on block wall
Relevant Web Site: Not listed
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