Books Grass Games and Moon Races

Grass Games and Moon Races

Grass Games and Moon Races


Ranging from ancient times, when the games of the divinities shaped the world, to the modern era, this book by Jeannine Gendar, brings to life the extraordinary diversity of Native California Indian games. "Indian football," shinny, cat's cradle, hoop-and-pole game, dice, grass game, peon, games of skill and games of chance - all are described with lively detail and appreciation for their inherent drama and playfulness. With dozens of photographs, illustrations, personal accounts, stories, and myths, this book introduces not just the games, but the remarkable people who have been playing them for centuries. it is a tribute to the ingenuity, capacity for laughter, spiritual strength, and zest for living of California's Native people. B/W photos throughout. Softbound: 128 pages: 8 x 10"
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