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Photo feature: Stick it to ‘em

BEN HILLYER/THE NATCHEZ DEMOCRAT — Jacari Washington sprints down the stick ball playing field as Mae Holyoak, Addison Laird and Lane Rehms chase after him toward the goal posts in a friendly game of stick ball during the first day of Discovery Week at the Grand Village of the Natchez Indians. Jacob Schefano, at top, reaches in to steal the ball from Tess Latham during the match. Stickball was a favorite game of the Natchez Indians and is still played during the annual Natchez Powwow. Below left, sticks tangle up to get the ball Monday. Below right, Latham and Jarrod Lambert fight for the loose ball.