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Stickball Summit

March 23, 2024


For just the second time in over 200 years, Indigenous Stickball will be played by Native Nations on traditional Muscogee Land in the heart of Atlanta. Organized by Chickasaw and Choctaw member Addison Karl, in collaboration with Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. and Emory University, the Southeast Woodlands Stickball Summit will showcase the history and future of the game to the public.

Join us on Saturday, March 23, 2024, at the activity field next to Historic Fourth Ward Skatepark for a celebration of Stickball, one of the oldest sports in North America. Both men and women have enjoyed the game for sportsmanship, mental health, medicine, and even political resolution. Gameplay and stickball sticks have been handed down from generation to generation, and the game continues to be played by Native Nations around the country.


This second annual event will welcome Native American delegations from Oklahoma, Mississippi, and North Carolina. Following an opening ceremony by the Muscogee Nation, players from the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, the Chickasaw Nation, and the Mississippi Choctaw Nations will present live exhibition games in the activity field at the Historic Fourth Ward Skatepark.

Spectators are invited to learn more about the history of the game and its evolution through the different styles: Cherokee, Choctaw, and Chickasaw.

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March 23, 2024
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