_10 to 60 or more players._ _Indoors; out of doors._ ...

Pin Doll Babies.
Any number may play this game. If there are men and women i...

Leapfrog 2
_2 to 100 players._ _Playground; gymnasium._ The firs...

Hunt The Ring
For this game a long piece of string is required. On this a r...

Match Boxing
Competitors are divided into equal teams and the teams are ar...

Pumpkin Alphabet
Carve all the letters of the alphabet on a medium sized pumpk...

Polly Flinders
The children form a ring, joining hands, and one child sits i...

Soap Bubbles
For blowing bubbles the long clay pipes are best. Before usin...


Source: Indian Games
Category: Ball Games

Indian ball games have one feature not found in the ball games as played by
us; that is, with the Indian the ball is never pitched and tossed by hand
during the play. At the opening of an Indian game the ball must be tossed
by hand, but after that the ball is struck by a racket, stick or club and
in that way sent from player to player and on to the goal. An exception to
this general rule is found in an Omaha ball game given in the following

The opening ceremony requires the ball to be handled and moved in a
peculiar and ceremonial manner by the hand of the Umpire before he tosses
it up for the beginning of the actual play.

The balls used by the Indians are of different materials--buckskin stuffed
with hair; formed from roots, such as the wild-grape vine; wood; bladder
netted with sinew; and in a few instances, of bone or stone.

Three ball games are here given.



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