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Yuhyouhtchechick


Similar to quoits, the precursor to modern horseshoes, Yuhyouhtchechick and its sub-forms are a popular traditional game played by tribes throughout the United States. Each tribe has their own respective rules and equipment, but all are played in similar fashion. Within Potawatomi communities, each player pitches a pre-determined number of small flat stones at an upright target, the winner having the greatest number of stones near the target. In 1837, noted 19th century chronicler George Winter sketched Indiana Potawatomi playing Yuhyouhtchechick.

Citations

Cooke, Sarah E. and Rachel B. Ramadhyani. 1993. Indians and a Changing Frontier: The Art of George Winter
Winter, George. 1948. The Journals and Indian Paintings of George Winter, 1837-1839

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