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Traditional Native American Games
Date Saturday July 2, 2016
Time7:00 PM  - 8:00 PM
Location Missouri Headwaters State Park
Contact Dave Andrus
(406) 285-3610
DescriptionGame playing is a pastime enjoyed by most people and Native Americans are no exception. The origins of many games were with the tribal gods. Because of this, games were played ceremonially to bring rain, ensure good harvests, cure illness, expel evil spirits, or give pleasure to the gods by demonstrating physical fitness. Though games are usually played for fun and pleasure, they also played a role in the education of children by helping them develop skills necessary to be successful adults. These games tested a player¿s skill, dexterity, agility, strength, and stamina. Join Traditional Games expert, Craig Falcon as he demonstrates and teaches about these valuable games played by many of the Native tribes in Montana.