Native American Culture (BD Shadow)

Native American Culture written with pictures from 'Red Rock'

Ball-play of the Choctaw—Ball up, 1846–50 by George Catlin
Ball-play of the Choctaw—Ball up, 1846–50 by George Catlin

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Against the Winds:
Traditions of Native American Running

aptn | kids
Aboriginal People's Television Network: Programs for Kids, fun and educational. Much culutural and historical information presented in a positive and fun way.

Chumash Indians-Sports and Recreation
A list of games played by the Chumash Indians of CA. This page is the work of elementary school children whose school is located on an ancient site.

Games and Toys
A list of links to pages of American Indian games and toys. Compiled and maintained by

"Hidden-Ball" Game
"Frank Hamilton Cushing vividly described this game just as it was played in the 1860's by the Zuni tribe located in New Mexico." This game was played throughout the Americas. (The NA secton no longer features Traditional Native American Games nor Native American Contributions.

Ktunaxa Games
Three popular games of the Ktunaxa/Kinbasket culture of the Northwest that are still played today.

Lacrosse:An Iroquois Tradition
The sport of lacrosse is derived from a Haudenosaunee game of great antiquity called, in Oneida, Ga-lahs.

NEW Lori Piestewa National Native American Games
This event is held yearly by the Grand Canyon State Games, which is a multi-sport Olympic Festival for Arizona amateur athletes of all ages and abilities. "Congratulations to our 2003 Native Games participants! Please check our results page to see the final standings. Please check back next year for information on the 2004 Lori Piestewa National Native Amerian Games."

Online Native American Games
On-Line Games, Shareware, Hints, Edutainments, "for students" but age is not mentioned so we all can play! This is part of Paula Giese's extensive site. She crossed over in 1997, so some links may not always work.

The Sky People and the game of Peon
A brief summary of the legend, excerpted from December's Child, by Thomas C. Blackburn; published by University of California Press, 1975.   [Note: the story written by Alyssa, 3rd grade, once posted at, is missing.]

Zuni Games
Featuring interesting Games played by the Zuni since time immorial, with illustrations.

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