The Native American gambling game of "Moccasin"

There are several variations in this old game. This is but one. The drum beats and special songs are sung. A small bone(s) or token(s) are hidden in a moccasins or under the small skin. Bets are placed on which moccasin or number of tokens hidden under the skin. The player with the rod guesses the number hidden (or the correct moccasin) and then flips the skin over. The bones can also be used as counters. Something like that. Was this the basis for all the casinos today? This photograph was taken about 1905 by J. M. Colby is probably of Ojibwa or Menominee players. (Duotone print)

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