Iditarod Fast-Fact: Sports in Nome
The region of Alaska where Nome is located is largely territory of the Inupiat people, a group of native Americans who hunted and fished for a living. Even today, the majority of Nome residents are Inupiats.
But what did they Inupiat people like to do for fun in the pre-Iditarod days? They played high-kick ball, a game where particpiants tried kick a ball tied to a rope as it was raised higher and higher.
Learn more about the sport, and see an actual high-kick ball here.
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