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.

George Catlin, Three Celebrated Ball Players—Choctaw, Sioux, and Ojibbeway (detail), 1861, National Gallery of Art, Paul Mellon Collection


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