Ball Sticks

Morgan Calhoun (Au-gan-aahf-to-da), Cherokee / American, 1863 - 1927
Eastern Band of Cherokee


collected about 1903-1909

Wood with pyrographed stripes and leather

Overall: 26 3/4 × 2 3/4 in. (68 × 7 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Bequest of Frank C. and Clara G. Churchill



Place Made: Cherokee, United States, North America


20th century

Object Name

Recreational Artifacts: Sports Equipment

Research Area

Native American

Native American: Southeast

Not on view


Inscripbed, on loop, in ink: "N.C. Cherokee Ball Sticks, (Old Indian Game), Cherokee, N.C., Made by Oo-gan-stau-nih"


Oo-gan-stau-hih (Morgan Calhoun), Cherokee, North Carolina; collected by Clara G. Corser Turner Churchill (1851-1945) and Frank Carroll Churchill (1850-1912), Cherokee, North Carolina, probably 1909; bequeathed to present collection, 1946.

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