- Museum number
Chunkey stone, game (part of) made of stone.
- Curator's comments
- From acquisition "Ks" From acquisition "Wyandotte County".
See Christy Correspondence:
Letter A E Douglass, New York/C H Read, 24 Nov 1887 and 'Invoice of Objects, worked in Stone & Shell by American Indians ... sent, in Exchange ... Selected from the Private Collection of A E Douglass Esq. in the Museum of Natural History, New York.
Douglass writes 'The "Discoidal" with concave surfaces, was used in the Indian game of "Chungke" and was a tribal property and exempt from burial with the dead, which was the fate of implements considered as personal property. The game itself survived the advent of the European, and has been frequently described by early writers as an existing Indian game, among remote tribes, as late as 1832.'
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
CDMS number: Am1887C2.3651 (old CDMS no.)