OP 15362-905

(Documentary Artifact): One b/w photographic print of a group of people watching a small group of men playing peon, a wagering game. A man at the center of the group sits on a chair, wears two hats, and holds up several sticks.

Notes on verso of print:
OP 15362-904/ 86:15900-1898/IN REF BOOK/ INDIANS PLAYING ‘PEON’/ SEE NEG. ENV. #86:15900-1718&1719/ FOR DESCRIPTION/ 1920

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.