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Stick Ball

Main Piece:  Informant: One of the games our Choctaw people play is called “ishtaboli,” also known as stickball. While it is a game, the name is roughly translated into “little brother of war” because we would often play this game between tribal communities to settle disputes. Interviewer: What was the game like: Informant: It is… Continue Reading »

Heddens vs. Heddings

BACKGROUND: A woman in Sacramento, California recalls an old family legend about the origins of their last name. According to her, her great grandpa and his brother had a huge fight over their inheritance after their parents died. The farm was left to be split amongst the two of them. The conflict didn’t arise from… Continue Reading »