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Peon exhibit plays a part in county fair


Last updated 7/10/2017 at Noon

The Pala tribe provided an exhibit, which was part of this year’s San Diego County Fair, displaying a Native American game called peon.

“It depicts how the game was played that goes back for centuries,” Pala Rez Radio station manager’s assistant Eric Ortega said, who along with Cupa Cultural Center artifacts curator Mike Aguilar, put together the exhibit in the Theme Exhibit barn.

Peon is a game played by two teams of four men apiece along with a referee. One team at each time has four white bones and four black bones along with a blanket which is used to conceal the bones. The ot...

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