Hand Game Documentary

Posted By Toyacoyah Brown April 2nd, 2014 Last Updated on: April 2nd, 2014

Currently playing on PBS (check local listings), but available for you to stream online now!

This documentary explores the mythic and historic roots of contemporary gambling in the Northwest Native Society through a look at the traditional hand game (also called “stick game” or “bone game”). Traveling from reservation to reservation meeting engaging and colorful players, the filmmakers show how traditional ways of thinking are alive today in Indian country.


A short teaser below:

You can visit Vision Maker Media online to stream the documentary.

Home » Native American Articles » Native American Culture » Hand Game Documentary

About Toyacoyah Brown

Toyacoyah Brown is an enrolled member of the Comanche Nation, currently living in Chicago. She received her B.A. in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma and an M.A. in Media Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. When she's not scouring the Internet for fun things to share with PowWows.com readers you can find her digging for vinyl in her local record store or curling up with a good book.

0 0 votes
Article Rating
Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Free Email Series: What to Expect at Your First Pow Wow