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spellican

(ˈspɛlɪkən)
n
(Games, other than specified) a variant spelling of spillikin
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Entitled People of the Horse Nation: Plains Indians in Early Picture Postcards and published by Spellicans Press, Oxford, the book analyzes the role of the souvenir picture postcard as a form of mass communication and the extent to which Plains Indians, while epitomizing all that was strange, wild and exotic to the non-Indian mind, were widely portrayed as a disappearing people, bound for oblivion.
This fascinating new book published by Spellicans Press presents a wonderful collection of postcards portraying Native Americans in their dispossessed state, when they'd been bribed or forced by successive U.