High Tries Traditional Games
it was the Hoop Game.
Native American Club at Senior High has been celebrating American
Indian Heritage Week during its lunch hours and Wednesday was game
members were out in front of the school on the lawn along Grand
Avenue inviting their classmates to play traditional American Indian
just hoping to get some students to enjoy themselves and Heritage
Week, said Glenda McCarthy, a teacher at the high school and
the clubs adviser.
the Hoop Game was senior Tahnya LaForge. The game involves a small
hoop tied by a long string to a stick. The goal is to pitch the
hoop up in the air and catch it on the stick.
hard, said Tristan Balsam, a freshman.
and classmate Miranda Millhollin spent the last of their lunch period
trying out the game.
wanted something entertaining to do after lunch, Millhollin
proved to be the much more competent player.
said the week of events has gone well. Earlier they had a guest
speaker an expert on tepees visit the school and heard
from poet laureate Henry Real Bird.
not that hard getting the students interested, she said.
said the week of activities was a way to give exposure to the areas
American Indian population and culture.
to do it appropriately, she said.
will be selling Indian tacos today and Friday they will participate
in a powwow.