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Matchgame ball and wooden score pegs / Jimmie Deere


A wood dowel, sharpened at one end to a point and notched at the other end. Buckskin laces attached to the balls and the pegs are tied at this notched grooved. Two balls of buckskin formed of two sewn pieces (in manner of a commercial baseball) of soft buckskin and sewn with heavy thread. Appear to be stuffed with deer hair. A lace (in two parts) is permanently attached to the ball. This is used to tie them to the stick (and as streamers when the ball is in play. 10 flat wood pegs with hand carved with sharpened points. A hole is burned in the top of each peg, through which a buckskin lace passes forming a loop when tied to the stick.

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Matchgame ball and wooden score pegs
Jimmie Deere (Artist)
Native American; Muscogee (Creek)
wood, hide, fur
Credit Line: 
Purchased with funds provided by The Fund for Folk Culture/Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Community Folklife Program
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Previous Number(s): 
TL1998.13.2; 84.2945 a-m
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