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Grass Games and Moon Races: California Indian Games and Toys

 
Title:      Grass Games and Moon Races: California Indian Games and Toys
Categories:      General Education
BookID:      392
Authors:      Jeannine Gendar
ISBN-10(13):      9780930588564
Publisher:      Heyday Books
Publication date:      1995
Number of pages:      126
Language:      English
Rating:      0 
Picture:      cover
Description:     

Grass Games and Moon Races is a collection of games played by California's native people and is richly anecdotal, written with both affection and humor. It will appeal to a wide range of readers, from anthropologists to arm-chair students of Native American culture -- and kids who simply want to learn a new game! In a clear, easy-to-read style, dozens of games (some that are "extinct", many that are being played today) are described. They range from field games such as Indian football to gambling games such as "stick dice" to entertainments such as cat's cradles.

Grass Games and Moon Races is wonderfully illustrated with dozens of photographs (both historic and contemporary), and drawings of games and players. Midwest Book Review

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