Presentation on theme: "IROQUOIS GAMES By Charles Arbuiso. The Iroquois Indians played games to improve their strength and agility (which means balance and coordination). Children’s."— Presentation transcript:
The Iroquois Indians played games to improve their strength and agility (which means balance and coordination). Children’s games taught kids skills that would help them throughout their lives.
I did some research on the computer and located 4 games I would like to share with you today. At the end of my presentation we’ll take a vote to see which game is the most popular game.
The Peach Stone Game This game was played during the midwinter festival. To play this game you put 6 peach pits, colored black on one side, all in a bowl. You take turns throwing the bowl on the ground, and all the pit fly out you count the number of black pits showing. Whoever has the most black pits showing wins. Your family and friends would bet their valuables, this was a gambling game.
The Snow Snake Game In the winter an adult will drag a log a long distance making track for snow snakes. All year the Indians made their snow snakes. A snow snake is a polished stick that has lead metal in the middle of it to give it weight. They would take turns throwing their snow snakes, the snake that want the furthest would win.
The Hoop And Spear Game When the snow melts and the ground is clear, the Iroquois played hoop and spear. One team (of 15 to 30 Indians) rolled a hoop through the grass, and the other team threw their spears at it. The team that spear the hoop the most would win the spears.
LACROSSE Lacrosse is not only a game, it is a religious ceremony for the Iroquois. By playing lacrosse they were honoring God. Lacrosse was played a wood ball that thrown with wooden sticks with little nets on them. To win, a team would have to hit a pole 3 times. Lacrosse is played all over America.
Bibliography (my Dad typed only below this line) Pictures copied online from: valdosta.edu, thebeat.iloveny.com, groups.creighton.edu, marcinequenzer.com, and http://keep3.sjfc.edu/students/ejs03893/e-port/msti_131/study%20guide.htm Information from: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_games_were_played_by_the_iroquois_indians and http://www.ehow.com/list_7360910_games-iroquois-used-play.html