Choctaw stickball set handcrafted by Justin Skaggs.
The Stickball Set and the Handmade Ball (Towa) is a project that I have been working on for some time. It has been a few years now.
I released a set a few year's back and I was contacted by a few people from the native community about some inaccuracies in my initial iteration. I want to thank Brenner Billy, and Clovis Hamilton, both of whom are talented stick makers, for their help in the adjustments I have employed. I also want to thank Boomer for teaching em how to make the special ball used for this game. Making sticks has always been a way for me to learn about the culture, as well as the craft.
Stickball dates back hundreds of years and is an integral part of Choctaw life. The first non-native documentation of the game came from the Jesuit Priest's accounts of the game in the early 1700'ds. These reports likely came from what is now southern Mississippi. For more information on the game, please visit Choctaw.org.I want to be clear that this set does NOT come with a ball. It is offered at a discount if you buy the full set.
"Everything here is handmade in my woodshop, so I need a few days to process things. Engravings will add additional time. Likely 48 to 72 hours. I encourage you to contact me if you have any questions."