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Fort Mitchell in Russell County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Indian Ball Ground

 
 
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By Tim Carr, December 28, 2009
1. Indian Ball Ground Marker
Inscription. The most popular game among the Indians of this region was "stick ball." This field has been constructed so that the game may be enjoyed again in the Chattahoochee Valley where it was played for hundreds of years. Sometimes known as "little brother to war," the game was played with an intensity second only to war. Hand crafted sticks with small loops on the end were used to catch and throw a small deer skin ball often filled with squirrel fur to make it "lively." One of the last games played here in the valley was viewed by General Lafayette when he visited Fort Mitchell in 1825.
 
Erected 1996 by Historic Chattahoochee Commission / Chattahoochee Indian Heritage Association.
 
Location. 32° 20.646′ N, 85° 1.26′ W. Marker is in Fort Mitchell, Alabama, in Russell County. Marker can be reached from State Highway 165. Click for map. Marker is located to the back side of the Chattahoochee Indian Heritage Center Monument adjacent to Fort Mitchell National Historic Landmark Site. Fort Mitchell is located about 10 miles south of Phoenix City, Alabama. Marker is at or near this postal address: 561 Highway 165, Fort Mitchell AL 36856, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Creek Trail of Tears (about
Indian Ball Ground Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, December 28, 2009
2. Indian Ball Ground Marker
400 feet away, measured in a direct line); J.W. and Ethel I. Woodruff Foundation Interpretive Trail (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Mitchell Military Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); John Crowell (approx. 0.2 miles away); Asbury School and Mission (approx. 0.2 miles away); James Cantey (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Mitchell (approx. mile away); Markers Honoring our Veterans at Fort Mitchell (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Mitchell.
 
Also see . . .  Chattahoochee Indian Heritage Center - Fort Mitchell, Alabama. (Submitted on December 30, 2009, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.)
 
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Indian Ball Ground image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, December 28, 2009
3. Indian Ball Ground
 
 
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