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Big Injun

Little is known today about this card game, popular in the early mining camps of Nevada and state legalized in 1931.

Big Injun was described as “the ancestor of poker” and the “sire of profanity and despair,” in a 1915 edition of the Carson City Daily Appeal. In another reference to the game, in 1993, then Nevada historian Guy Roche was quoted in the Las Vegas Review-Journal as saying, “Nobody seems to remember how it’s played.”

Current Status: It’s doubtful this card game is played today.