Gambling Game Sticks

Physical description

Seventy-nine wooden gambling sticks (parts b-bbbb) in a deer hide bag (part a). The sticks are cylindrical in shape and are of uniform size; each has red and/or black line markings in centre. A few have an old white adhesive tag attached. Nine pieces are inlaid with abalone shells of different designs; one is missing its inlay. The inside of the bag has remnants of an old red and black Northwest Coast design. Strap of bag has carved bone (?) ornament attached. The ornament is rectangular in shape with for squares cutout.