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Learning to Play Peón at Cocopah

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This video shows Cocopah students learning how to play the game. It is called peón in Spanish, and mi?uu? in Cocopah. Teams of 4 players compete in male, female, and youth categories. The mi?uu?/peón games are traditionally played at night around an open fire and have been known to continue past sunrise. Before the game starts, each player must go through a special ceremony.