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Ball Sticks, Choctaw, about 1830s
hickory, rawhide
Lent by the Department of Anthropology, Smithsonian Institution, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr., Catalogue no. 73,303

Carved of hickory and fitted with rawhide "nets," lacrosse sticks were designed to capture the leather-covered ball from the air, the ground, or a competitor's stick and deliver it to the goal.


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