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Theodor de Bry's Engravings of the Timucua

Theodor de Bry's Engravings of the Timucua


The Youth at Their Exercises

They young are trained at running. He who runs the longest without stopping receives a prize chosen by the competitors themselves. They also frequently practise with the bow. They have a ball game they plays as follows: in the middle of an open space they set up a tree trunk eight or nine fathoms high, and at the top they fix a sort of hurdle. He who manages to hit it is declared the winner. They also enjoy hunting and fishing.

All transcriptions are taken from Discovering the New World, Based on the Works of Theodore de Bry, edited by Michael Alexander (New York: Harper & Row, 1976).