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A set of stickball, scoring pegs, and carrying stick / Unknown

Curatorial Remarks

Groups would commonly used counting sticks to keep track of scores during stickball games. Because they were traditionally used in a society without numbers, counting sticks were used to keep track of scores.

Tags: stickball stick, ball, counting sticks, pegs
People: Muscogee (Creek)
Places: Southeast, Eastern Oklahoma
Purpose: ceremonial use, stickball games

From interviews with Dr. Garrick Bailey, 2018-2020 University of Tulsa, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology

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Title(s): 
A set of stickball, scoring pegs, and carrying stick
Creator(s): 
Unknown
Culture: 
Native American; Muscogee (Creek)
Date: 
20th century
Materials/Techniques: 
wood, hide (buckskin), thread
Dimensions: 
Overall (Carrying stick): 18 × 1/2 in. (45.7 × 1.3 cm) Overall (Scoring pegs): 3 1/2 × 1/4 in. (8.9 × 0.6 cm) Overall (Stickballs): 5 1/2 in. (14 cm)
Classification: 
Object Type: 
Accession No: 
84.3012
Department: 
Not On View

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