Monday, September 10, 2007

ancient sla-hal bones identified

Sla-Hal, Bone Game, or Stick Game are three ways to call a very popular game played amongst Northwestern Indian Tribes. Indian people of all ages have enjoyed gathering and participating in this exciting and traditional game for generations. Since time immemorial, some in the Pacific Northwest tribes say. And now there's physical proof.

A set of 14,000-year-old rodshaped bones now in the Washington State Historical Society Museum is evidence that it’s not just a saying, a couple from the Snoqualmie Tribe say.

The bones, found in the late ’80s with many other artifacts in Douglas County, are a complete set of sla-hal bones — the oldest found, said Marvin Kempf of Rockport.

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