For some, fall means football (go Gamecocks). 🏈 But for Native Americans, it was all about chunkey. The game challenged players to throw a spear where they thought a disk-shaped stone rolled down a playing field would stop. Whoever’s spear landed closest won a point. The game built connection, relieved stress, and helped warriors hone their hunting skills.
To see chunkey stones for yourself, head to the South Carolina State Museum, where several are currently on display.*