Another game played by the Wampanoag, around the time of the first Thanksgiving (according to the Plymouth Plantation site), was the "bowl game", or "hubbub".
Small, flat, marked pieces were bounced in a wooden bowl (we used plastic). Some sites claim the Native People used plum stones for this game. We used 10 pumpkin seeds, marked on one side with a blue marker. But, Phyllis at All Things Beautiful suggested using Lima beans, which I think would work even better.
For our play, each team was assigned dots, or plain.
The bowl was bounced against the floor, while all players chanted "hub, hub, hub".
When, the bouncing stopped, the number of plain, or dotted sides, were counted, and points tallied for each team.
Score was kept, and play continued until one of the teams reached 50 points.
This is probably not exactly the way it would have been played, if it was played, at the first Thanksgiving, but it was close enough for our purposes.
Speaking of the first Thanksgiving, we were alerted by Live The Adventure, this morning, of Scholastic's virtual field trip, to the Plymouth Plantation, at 1:00 PM Eastern Time, today. Click, here, to check it out, or sign up for the free Webcast.
If you read this later than the webcast, I understand it will be available for replay, here.
It's great to be a homeschooler.