Ojibwe "snake game" pieces

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Ojibwe "snake game" pieces

By: Lori Williamson | Item of the Day | March 19, 2019

These two groups of sticks, four long and nine short, were used for playing the snake game, an Ojibwe game of chance. The game was played by dropping the four long sticks on a blanket and awarding points based on how they landed. The short sticks were used to keep score. This particular set was used between 1900 – 1932.