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Among the Cherokees and other tribes, the game of stickball has been for generations part ceremony, part organized combat, and a true test of athletic skill. Native Americans count it as one of their favorite and most revered recreational activities. The game brought tribes together for a competitive game of skill and strategy. Hodge discusses the pre-game ceremonies and how the Cherokees played the game.
Seventy-eight year old Sampson Welch was remarkably skilled at using a blowgun. The Native American, living on western North Carolina's Cherokee reservation, could shoot a feathered dart from a ten-foot blowgun and knock over a tin can at thirty paces. His son Epps and grandson June carried on the tradition using the ancient weapon.