If you were going to be given a special name, what would it be? Think
of an activity that you enjoy, or a special skill. Are you very good at running, swimming, skating, or
playing ball? The name you choose could describe something that an Indian boy or girl might have
done in the nineteenth century, or it could be a really modern activity,
like rollerblading or scuba diving.
Catlin, Three Celebrated Ball PlayersChoctaw, Sioux, and Ojibbeway
(detail), 1861, National Gallery of Art, Paul Mellon Collection