Chattanooga in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Stickball / Seven Sisters
Stickball, also known as "Little Brother to War," is an ancient game played by native nations throughout eastern North America. Playing fields often covered several miles and participants were occasionally killed or severely injured. Cherokee stickball was used to settle disputes between towns and other tribes. Long ago the Cherokee obtained land in present day Georgia when they defeated the Creeks in a monumental Stickball Game. Stickball is still a part of religious ceremonies and used to settle certain issues. It is an honor to play the game and survive!
Legend says Cherokees came from the area of the Pleiades Constellation or the Seven Sisters. Star Woman didn't like the way the brown skinned people were being treated, so she brought them to Earth. She fell from the sky and broke open and man stepped forth. Her other sisters were mad because they considered these people their slaves. When she returned they hid her behind a veil so no one could see her clearly. To this day, you can only see her through a telescope, thus her Cherokee
Location. 35° 3.405′ N, 85° 18.603′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker can be reached from Riverfront Parkway. Located at Ross's Landing along the adjacent Tennessee Riverwalk, under the Market St/John Ross Bridge. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chattanooga TN 37402, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Trail of Tears (a few steps from this marker); Ross's Landing (within shouting distance of this marker); 1790 John Ross 1866 (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Chattanooga's First Citizens (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Ross's Landing (about 500 feet away); "Cherokee" (about 600 feet away); Headquarters Row (about 700 feet away); Hazen's Raid at Brown's Ferry (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chattanooga.
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