**Origin:** | Blackfoot Nation in Montana |

**History:** | The Blackfoot are typical of the Plains Indians in many aspects of their culture. They were nomadic hunter-gatherers, who lived in tepees. Their games were simplified for reasons of travel; the dice used were portable and the point system was memorized. |

**Original Materials:** | 4 bones (buffalo ribs); counting sticks |

**Adapted Materials:** | 4 popsicle sticks- dice; 12 toothpicks- counting sticks |

**Players:** | 2 players or teams |

**Setup:** | Decorate one side of the 4 sticks with red or black pens as shown. |

**To Play:** | Hold the 4 stick dice in 1 hand and drop them to the ground. One player keeps tossing until they toss a 0 point value. |

**To Score:** | Certain patterns correspond to point values. Players take the tally sticks first from the pile then from each other. The object is to earn all 12 tally sticks. |

**Math Content:** | Probability, patterns and relations, data management. |

**Source:** | Carlson L. (1994). *More Than Moccasins*, Chicago Il: Chicago Review Press.
ISBN 1-55652-213-4. |

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