Native American: Shinny to Hockey

Happy Native American Heritage Month

In honor of this month we will post a fact everyday to educate the history of Native Americans and the hidden truths not known

Fact of the day:
If you’re a hockey fan, you may be unaware you have the Saux, Foxes, and Assiniboine people to thank. They were among the Native American tribes who played a game called “shinny.” In shinny, a buckskin ball was hit down the field using a curved stick. In the winter months, the game was played over ice. White settlers took note and over time, shinny was developed into the modern sport we call hockey.

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