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Tooth

Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, National Park Service

Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, National Park Service

This incised animal tooth is believed to be a gaming piece used by Native American or Métis peoples. Gambling games were popular, and often had a sacred aspect.

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Details

  • Title: Tooth
  • Location: Fort Vancouver National Historic Site
  • Contributor: Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, National Park Service
  • Measurements: L 4.45 cm
  • Material: Tooth
  • Date: 1825 - 1860
  • Catalog Number: FOVA 360

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