6 3

How One Sport Is Keeping a Language, and a Culture, Alive

nytimes.com
in Culture Educational & Language Sports & Active 101 views

The game of pelota mixteca, a ballgame said by its players in California to have originated hundreds of years ago in Oaxaca, Mexico. However, there are theories that abound about whether it is an offshoot of an ancient Mesoamerican game or a European sport brought to the New World. Wherever it arrived, it serves not only as a pastime: It is also a way of keeping its players’ culture alive, and serves as a network for an immigrant community throughout the West Coast. It has even spawned an under-the-radar international tournament. Continue Reading

Get more things like this direct to your inbox.

http://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/3040723723/1274c1b11fb1661d21739eeb87f96050_200x200.jpeg
Signup to comment
No one has posted a comment yet. Get the conversation started and get some karma!