A roll of the Waltes dice: how an ancient Mi’kmaq game is making a comeback – The Chronicle Herald

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A roll of the Waltes dice: how an ancient Mi’kmaq game is making a comeback – The Chronicle Herald

by ahnationtalk on March 10, 2016200 Views

March 10, 2016

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — Legend has it that the ancient Mi’kmaq dice-and-bowl game of Waltes was so much fun it was favoured by the spirit world.

Pronounced WALT’-iss, the game was exciting, fast-moving and often played to celebrate weddings and liven up long winter evenings.

“It changes so quick,” said Kerry Prosper, whose family still has his great grandmother’s Waltes set, featuring a 250-year-old bowl. “It gets people’s spirits up.”

The game, which has variations once played by aboriginal people throughout North America, is believed to date from long before contact with Europeans.

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