The Indian Yo-yo was "catch the hoop". Shinny was an early form of baseball. The objective of "snow snakes" was to slide a stick down a snow trough and have it slide farther than oneone else's stick. In "hen & chicks", the fox tried to pull the chicks off the the hen. The game of lacrosse was invented by the Indians.

Adults played games of "cards" and "dice". A favorite was the "plum stone" game: five decorated and painted plum stones were tossed from a wooden bowl; certain combinations of moon and star designs with black and white counted for points.

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