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  •  The Tarahumara of the Copper Canyons in Mexico (8+ / 0-)

    play a slightly different ball game. They use a hand-carved wooden pelota about 4-5 inches in diameter, and move it with their feet, like soccer. The pelota is placed on a footpath between two villages and the goal is to move the ball to the center of the rival village. Men and boys play, and the number of players is pretty much unlimited. A game can take days, and villagers often bet heavily on the outcome.

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