Holders of Wisdom

Unknown to most Americans, hand game - also called stick game or bone game - is the most widely played Native gambling game in North America. Every year thousands of American Indians pack up their lawn chairs and game sets, and hit the "hand game trail," competing on reservations throughout the west. HAND GAME was filmed on the Makah, Blackfeet, Flathead, Spokane, Walker River, Coeur d'Alene, and Crow reservations. Produced by award-winning filmmaker Lawrence Johnson, HAND GAME takes the viewer on...
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  • program length: 60 minutes

Thursday, February 22 at 6:00 pm on 12.2

additional airdates

  • Thursday, March 8 at 12:00 am on 12.2