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Pictorial History of Mississippi

"The 'ball' game of the Indians pictured in the two photographs above, taken during the Centennial celebration at Pontotoc shows the native game at its high spot. The interest of the spectators is quite as evident as in the other American game of base-ball. Note the uniforms of the players, some of which are regulation base-ball apparel. Two bats are used by each player to carry and throw or pass the ball from one player to another…."