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OLD MAN’S PLAYING GROUND This page intentionally left blank OLD MAN’S PLAYING GROUND Gaming and Trade on the Plains/Plateau Frontier Gabriel M. Yanicki With contributions from Allan Pard, Henry Holloway, and Art Calling Last MERCURY SERIES ARCHAEOLOGY PAPER 173 CANADIAN MUSEUM OF HISTORY AND UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA PRESS How To Order All trade orders must be directed to the University of Ottawa Press: Web: Email: Phone: 613-562-5246 All other orders may be directed to either the University of Ottawa Press (as above) or to the Canadian Museum of History: Web: Email: Phone: 1-800-5550-5621 (toll-free) or 819-776-8387 (National Capital Region) Mail: Mail Order Services Canadian Museum of History 100 Laurier Street Gatineau, QC K1A 0M8 Pour commander Les libraires et autres détaillants doivent adresser leurs commandes aux Presses de l’Université d’Ottawa: Web: Courriel: Téléphone: 613-562-5246 Les particuliers doivent adresser leurs commandes soit aux Presses de l’Université d’Ottawa (voir plus haut), soit au Musée canadien de l’histoire: Web: cyberboutique. civilisations. ca Courriel: Téléphone: 1-800-5550-5621 (numéro sans frais) – 819-776-8387 (région de la capitale nationale) Poste: Service des commandes postales Musée canadien de l’histoire 100, rue Laurier Gatineau (Québec) K1A 0M8 All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means electronic or mechanical, including photocopying , recording, or any retrieval system, without the written permission of the publisher. Co-published by the Canadian Museum of History and the University of Ottawa Press The University of Ottawa Press acknowledges with gratitude the support extended to its publishing list by Heritage Canada through the Canada Book Fund, by the Canada Council for the Arts, by the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences through the Awards to Scholarly Publications Program and by the University of Ottawa. Copy editing:Thierry Black Proofreading: David Bernardi Typesetting: Édiscript enr. Cover design: Édiscript enr. Library and Archives Canada Cataloguing in Publication Yanicki, Gabriel M., 1978-, author Old Man's Playing Ground : gaming and trade on the plains/plateau frontier / Gabriel M.Yanicki ; with contributions from Allan Pard, Henry Holloway, and Art Calling Last. (Mercury series) (Archaeology paper; 173 ) Based on thesis (Master of Arts) - University of Alberta, under title: Old Man's Playing Ground: an intergroup meeting and gaming site on the plains/ plateau frontier. Includes bibliographical references and index. Issued in print and electronic formats. Abstract in English and French. ISBN 978-0-7766-2138-8 (bound). ISBN 978-0-7766-2136-4 (pdf) 1. Oldman River Region (Alta.)—Antiquities. 2. Antiquities, Prehistoric—Alberta—Oldman River Region. 3. Excavations (Archaeology)—Alberta— Oldman River Region. 4. Piegan Indians—Games— Alberta—Oldman River Region. 5. Piegan Indians— Gambling—Alberta—Oldman River Region. 6. Fur trade—Alberta—Oldman River Region. I.Title. II. Series: Mercury series III. Series:Archaeology paper (Canadian Museum of History) ; 173 E99.P58Y25 2014 971.23’400497352 C2014-901281-0 C2014-901282-9 The Mercury Series Strikingly Canadian and highly specialized, the Mercury Series presents research from the Canadian Museum of History and benefits from the publishing expertise of the University of Ottawa Press. Created in 1972, the Mercury Series is the Canadian Museum of History’s primary vehicle for the publication of academic research, and includes numerous landmark contributions in the disciplines of Canadian history,archaeology,culture and ethnology.Books in the series are published in either English or French,and all include a second-language summary. La Collection Mercure Remarquablement canadienne et hautement spécialisée, la Collection Mercure réunit des ouvrages portant sur des recherches effectuées au Musée canadien de l’histoire, et elle s’appuie sur le savoir-faire des Presses de l’Université d’Ottawa. Mise sur pied en 1972, la Collection Mercure est le principal véhicule qu’utilise le Musée canadien de l’histoire pour publier ses recherches scientifiques. Elle comprend plusieurs contributions remarquables à l’histoire, à l’archéologie,à la culture et à l’ethnologie canadiennes.Les ouvrages de la série sont publiés en français ou en anglais, et ils comportent un résumé dans l’autre langue officielle© 2014 Canadian Museum of History ...


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