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These gaming pieces were found at Fool Chief's Village (14SH305), a large Kansa Indian village site in Shawnee County. These ceramic disks are made from broken dish sherds that were ground into a circular gaming piece and used in games of chance such as the bowl and dice game played by the Kansa and other Souian tribes. The game disks were flipped around in a bowl and points were counted based on whether they landed face up or down.

Date: 1830-1844

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Item Number: 309567
Call Number: 14SH305-0-26; 14SH305-1123-1; 14SH305-3445-1; 14SH305-3510-1; 14SH305-3574-1; 14SH305-3594-1
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 309567

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