CN to host annual Traditional Native Games Championship in Tahlequah

BY STAFF REPORTS
08/25/2018 04:00 PM
TAHLEQUAH – The Cherokee Nation’s 13th annual Traditional Native Games Championship will be held Saturday at the Cherokee Nation ONE FIRE Field, located west of the W.W. Keeler Tribal Complex.

The championship games are part of the 66th Cherokee National Holiday and consist of cornstalk shoot, Cherokee marbles, chunkey, horseshoes, blow gun and hatchet throwing. Admission is free to the public to watch qualifiers compete.

Start times for the games are:

• Cornstalk shoot – 8 a.m.

• Cherokee marbles – 9 a.m.

• Horseshoes – 9 a.m.

• Hatchet-throwing – follows cornstalk shoot competition

• Blow gun – 12:30 p.m.

• Chunkey – 5:30 p.m.

The top three finishers in each division receive a cash award.

For more information, visit https://bit.ly/2KT9HR8. For questions, call Bayly Wright at 918-822-2427 or email bayly-wright@cherokee.org.

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