THE STICK JUMP - A favorite game of Blackfeet boys, but can be played by anyone. It was a game of throwing accuracy designed to improve the boys' ability to kill small game birds or rabbits. A stick of 6 to 8 inches was carved and decorated with feathers by young boys of the Tribe. The boys would place their sticks at different distances from a line. Numbers or points were awarded to each stick with the closest stick having the smallest score and the farthest stick given the highest score. The boys would stand behind a line then throw a set number of rocks at the sticks. If a rock hit a stick directly, it would make the stick jump and the points for that stick were awarded. The sticks could be laced on the ground or stuck into the ground so one end would stand up. Both methods were used.
Each game comes with four hand carved pegs decorated with ribbons, feathers and beads, 4 throwing stones (outdoor game) and 4 throwing bags (indoor game) in a fleece bag.
Part of Game Set No. 1 - not available as an individual game
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