Pasuckuakohowog

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Pasuckuakohowog is a Native American game similar to Soccer.

Pasuckuakohowog which literally translates to "they gather to play ball with the foot." There are records that show it was played in the 17th century. The game was played on beaches with goals about a half-mile-wide and set one mile apart. Up to 500 people played Pasuckuakohowog, many games had up to 1000 players. Pasuckuakohowog was a dangerous game and was played almost like a war. Players would often have to quit due to broken bones or other serious injuries. Pasuckuakohowog players wore ornaments and war paint to disguise themselves from retaliation after the game. The game would often last for hours and sometimes carry over to the next day. After each match there would be a large celebratory feast, including both teams.

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