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This chunkey stone was found in Leavenworth County and donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 1925. Chunkey stone were used to play a Native American game, called Chunkey, that may be the oldest game in America. Two players would throw a stick at the rolling chunkey stone, competing to land their throw closest to the stone when it stopped its roll. Some versions of the game incorporate a hoop. The stone was pecked and smoothed into its final shape.

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Item Number: 443360
Call Number: 14LV 25.45.505 Zimmerman donation
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 443360

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