(Documentary Artifact): One b/w photographic print of a group of men playing peon, a wagering game. Members of one team exchange small wooden sticks behind a blanket, then the blanket is dropped and members of opposing team guess which man is hiding the sticks under his folded arms. A horse and a row of ramadas or shade structures are behind them.
Notes on verso of print:
OP 15362-736/ 86:15900-1719/IN REF BOOK/1920/ INDIAN MEN PLAYING PEON/SEE NEG ENV. FOR GAME DESCRIPTION
According to additional information provided on 11/2011 by a member of the E.H. Davis Project Scholar Advisory Committee: This Peon game was most likely a demonstration or exhibition, as this game is usually played in the evening and night and around open fire. The Peon game is communal game with songs often being sung by family and friends of the players who stand behind and support the contestants. An actual Peon game is also played with four participants on each team.