Pidro Card Tournament crowns familiar champions

Ten teams competed in this year’s Pidro Card Tournament in December, and teammates Cathy Ford and Wahsnoday Pamp walked away champions for the second year in a row.

Gerald Wesaw and Sam Olds earned second place, and Melissa and Tony Rodriguez placed third. All participants had participated in at least one Pidro Card Night in 2019, a requirement to compete in the tournament, as well as using some Potawatomi language while playing.

Pidro is a card game that was popularly played amongst our Potawatomi people in the early to late 1900s and has recently made a resurgence in the last two years due to the efforts of the Language Program. The Language Program has hosted many Pidro Card Nights throughout the past two years.

The next Pidro Card Night is January 24 at 7 p.m. at the Language & Culture Building. Dinner and refreshments will be provided.