by Timothy R. Pauketat
Condensed by Native Village
chief would stand on top of the
and raise his arms. In the grand
plaza below, up to
1,000 gathered souls would cheer,
divide into two groups. Both groups
across the plaza, shrieking wildly.
Hundreds of spears fly would fly through the
air toward a small rolling stone
disk to see whose spear would get
closes to it.
Throngs of cheering spectators gathered along the sidelines to root for their favorite team.
When Europeans began exploring eastern North America, they found many tribes that still played versions of this once great game.