By Sara Plummer
Those games live on during Ancient Cherokee Days, with children learning and participating in the traditional pastimes.
The event is hosted by the Cherokee Heritage Center in Park Hill, near Tahlequah.
This year's festival is the largest in its 12-year history, with 900 students registered to attend through Friday.
Stations allow children to weave a basket, play stickball, shoot darts from a blowgun, learn elements of a stomp dance and listen to Cherokee lore from a storyteller.