Trade and Traditional Sports

Trade and Traditional Sports


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Staves pieces.  Staves is played with 2-8 players, 6 staves pieces, and 10-12 counting sticks.  The object of the game is to get all the counting sticks.  Players take turns tossing the staves pieces on the floor, and win counting sticks depending on how the pieces land

Trade not only facilitated the cultural exchange of religion, language, and material goods between tribes, it also made possible the exchange of games and sports.  Once a new game or sport was acquired, a tribe would make adjustments in order to make the games their own.  For instance, depending on supply, local materials were often used in place of “authentic” materials; or depending on which numbers were significant to a particular tribe, the number of participants who played, or the number of game pieces used may have changed.