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Central Sierra Miwok Dictionary with Texts (1960) by L. S. Freeland and Sylvia M. Broadbent


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cried "He has won!" They played the women’s game with a basket. They would play shinny. The woman would get it to base, she would run, leave the man behind. The man would help his wife, they would win together. Money, they would win, or they would win abalone-shell ornaments, they would win strings of clamshell beads, they would win nose-ornaments, they would win baskets.

5. They would gamble together. They would bet money, bet a dress, bet trousers, bet a shirt if they were losing. [Either] they would play dice-game in a flat basket. (Four, eight, or ten play) "Lilo!" they say. And they would shake the eight acorns. "Hinwo!" The women would sing, the men sing, they would sing together in unison. [Or] they would gamble with bones. "[He has the] bones!" [the man’s] daughter says. "[The other side] is giving up!" She would be there lying down, stretched out on her back, in the ceremonial house.


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