Native American World Series
brings 87 softball teams to
Condensed by Native Village
Utah: Softball teams from all over
the United States and Canada
converged on Mesquite for the National Indian
Sports Associationís Native
American World Series.
87 teams competed
according to Tami Letterman who
organizes the World Series with
her husband, Bobby.
Bobby, a Cherokee, played for
many years with the Provo
Blazers, an all-Indian
basketball team. He organized the
first all-Indian softball world
series in 1995 when only four teams
Tami said each team brought about
20 people to town, not counting
family and friends.
ďThe nice thing about this is
that everybody brings their
families and they make it a
vacation,Ē she said.
Menís Upper Division winners (31
1. Sioux Nation, Prairie Island,
2. Nations, Salt Lake City
3. KCK Braves, Idaho &
4. Warriors, Prairie Island,
5. Lac Vieux Desert, Watersmeet,
6. Warriors, Washington State
Menís Lower Division winners (9
1. Poarch Band of Creek Indians,
2. Native Pride, Gallup, N. M.
3. Native Outlaws, Fort
4. Hokey Pokey, Page Ariz.
Womenís (19 teams)
1. Bee Liners - Phoenix, Ariz.
2. All Nations Natives, Great N.
3. North West Connexion, Oregon,
4. Harvest, Fort Duchesne, Utah
5. Bad Medicine, Reno, Nev.
6. Team Canada, Hobbema,
Coed Upper Division winners (39
1. KCK Allstars, Idaho &
2. Dirt Kids, Phoenix, Ariz.
3. Central Navajos, Mesa Ariz.
4. Kah-Nee-Ta, Warm Springs,
5. Native Dynasty, Calgary,
Alberta, Canada6. Dark Meat, Schurz, Nev.
Coed Lower Division winners (13
1. Charlie Bís, El Reno, Okla.
2. Red Man, Cedar City, Utah
4. Nor Kal