Fun Native American Games to Enjoy

Published on October 21, 2011 by Amy

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The evolution of the Native American game into modern lacrosse
The evolution of the Native American game
into modern lacrosse

There are many types of Native American games. Although some Indians choose to remain on the Indian reservation, we should not conclude that they enjoy a boring life. Native Americans are well-known for their high energy ceremonies and rituals which are usually accompanied with dancing and singing. In fact, many people plan vacations to Indian reservations for the pleasure of observing one of their entertaining rituals.

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Along with ceremonial song and dance, the Indians also have a variety of traditional Native American games to keep themselves entertained. Native Americans have a daily routine that is very similar to Americans. While living on the reservation, they follow their own set of rules. However, the adults are expected to make a living, and children attend schools. When the day’s work is over, they participate in many pastime activities or hobbies.

Native American games are primarily played by the children. Native American parents want their children to appreciate their heritage. Thus, it’s common for children to play guessing games and trivia games. The objective of these sorts of games is to playfully quiz children on the background of their particular Indian tribe. Games that encourage artistry are also popular among Native American children.

Because Native Americans value cooperation and working together, the majority of the games intended for small children are geared toward instilling cooperative play. Although games are popular among those of Indian descent, non-Indian children may also enjoy the variety of traditional Indian games. Parents and teachers who want their children to participate in games common to other cultural groups can find a multitude of resources on Native American games.

Online and print sources that focus on Native American games include detail description of games, a list of necessary items, and playing instructions. Games of this sort are very enjoyable and guaranteed to keep children entertained for hours.

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