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June 28, 2015

Ancient Indian Casinos: Great Salt Lake of Utah gives up its Prehistoric Gambling Secrets from the 13th Century

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These artifacts suggest ties with peoples in far off places, since the cane dice resemble items that can be found all across the Southwest.
One die is made from a beaver tooth wrapped in sinew, which is very similar to an artefact found among the Klamath people of the Oregon coast. Another item, a stick carved with spirals, resembles artifacts found among the peoples of British Columbia while the hoop and feathered dart have counterparts among the tribes of the Great Plains and the Colorado Plateau. | Ancient Origins

Posted by gerardvanderleun at June 28, 2015 1:12 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Beavers got teeth?

Posted by: Rich Fader [TypeKey Profile Page] at June 28, 2015 3:26 PM

That's why they are so good at running casinos.

Posted by: chasmatic [TypeKey Profile Page] at June 28, 2015 7:11 PM

Er, the Indians are good at casinos, not the beavers.

Posted by: chasmatic [TypeKey Profile Page] at June 28, 2015 10:35 PM

chas - Around here the boys from Las Vegas are good at running the casinos fronted by the Indians.

Posted by: BillH [TypeKey Profile Page] at June 29, 2015 1:25 PM

I live in New Mexico. What you say is probably true here. The Mob has a lot of skill and experience at making legitimate money.

Posted by: chasmatic [TypeKey Profile Page] at June 29, 2015 11:00 PM

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