Florida Indians Gallery

 

 The youth at their exercises.

Their youth are trained in running, and a prize is offered for him who can run longest without stopping ; and they frequently practise with the bow. They also play a game of ball, as follows : in the middle of an open space is set up a tree some eight or nine fathoms high, with a square frame woven of twigs on the top; this is to be hit with the ball, and he who strikes it first gets a prize. They are also fond of amusing themselves with hunting and fishing.”  Narrative of Le Moyne, Jacques Le Moyne

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