Nine Men's Morris - Native

Mono Indians, California
Field Columbian Museum.

In "Some Tewa Games." Unpublished MS. In Bureau of American Ethnology, May 8 1896, by Mr T S Dozier (Reference, Tewa, New Mexico):
"In this game the crosses are marked by each player in turn where the men are placed, the object being to get three men in a row, always in a straight line; then one of the opposing player's pieces, the latter being grains of corn or pebbles, may be moved to the center. When all of the men of any player are moved by this process to the center, the other has won them. There are two figures used, the first being a little more complicated than the other, though the same rule obtains in both."

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