Native American Basketry Gambling Tray

 
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This basketry gambling tray from southern Oregon was most likely used as described by
anthropologist George Dorsey when visiting the Klamath Tribe in 1900. He wrote:
“…objects are thrown on the ground or are permitted to fall in a basket or bowl, and the
count is determined by the chance of the throw, one side or the other of the objects
having a certain value, either singly or in combinations ; such are the well-known stave
and dice games.”