• Created Date
  • 1946
  • Description
  • The January 22, 1946 Treaty Day celebration at the Swinomish Reservation at La Conner featured the gambling game known as slahal or the bone game. Two teams of players sat in lines facing one another, with one player holding the pair of bones and the others singing and beating time with sticks and a drum. This photograph shows one line of players. Abel D. Joe of Swinomish sits to the left of a group of tall scoring sticks placed in the ground.... more
    The January 22, 1946 Treaty Day celebration at the Swinomish Reservation at La Conner featured the gambling game known as slahal or the bone game. Two teams of players sat in lines facing one another, with one player holding the pair of bones and the others singing and beating time with sticks and a drum. This photograph shows one line of players. Abel D. Joe of Swinomish sits to the left of a group of tall scoring sticks placed in the ground. He chants while holding one of the game bones in his open hand. Two drummers sit to the left; other players sing and drum the floor with sticks. less
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    Safety film negatives