Chessmen, Yakutat Indians, Alaska
United States National Museum.
No Date of pieces given.
In "From Baddec, Nova Scotia", August 28 1899, Dr A S Gatschet writes (Reference MicMac, Nova Scotia): "The majority of the games they play now are borrowed from the whites. Their checker game is the same as ours and played on a checkerboard. A checker stone is called adena'gan, while the checkerboard is adenagenel. The checkers are either disk shaped and smooth or square.
The game is called after the moving of the stones from square to square.
In "Some Indoor and Outdoor Games of the Wabanaki Indians. Transactions of the Royal Society of Canada" volume 6, section 2, page 43, Montreal, 1889, Mrs W W Brown describes the following game (Reference, Passamaquaddy, Main):
We at Faire Tyme do not make the game of checkers due to it's easy mass produced availability and the time involved to make it properly.