The Moccasin Game

The Moccasin Game

| 13 min

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This film looks at the ritual, tradition and legend of the moccasin game, an ancient and popular form of gambling said to have originated with the Sioux. A tournament held at the Sioux Valley Reservation near Brandon, Manitoba, brings together Sioux from both Canada and the United States to compete for high stakes in what is believed to be the oldest sleight-of-hand game in the world.

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The Moccasin Game, Frank Corcoran, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • director
    Frank Corcoran
  • producer
    Dennis Sawyer
  • script
    Douglas Cameron
  • cinematography
    Roland Pirker
  • sound
    Ervin Copestake
  • editing
    Dagmar Taborsky
  • re-recording
    Hans Peter Strobl
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