|The Cherokee played a stick and ball game like
lacrosse or hockey. Playing that game helped them with their hunting skills.
The Cherokee called it the “little brother to war”, because their game
was so very competitive. They did this during and after wars. It decided wars
sometimes. It causes broken bones and sometimes death. You play with
a pole and a ball. You pick up the ball with the stick and try to throw it
in the goal. Some modern day Cherokee still play the stick ball
game, just like their ancestors.