Indians enjoyed running, and it kept them fast for hunting. They competed against other villages.
- On the day of the race, half of the runners went to each end of the track. They ran in relays, handing off a willow stick to waiting runners.
- The two sides raced back and forth until a team was so far ahead the other team could not catch up or until a team admitted they were too tired to run anymore.
NOTE: A Mandan race track was three miles long, which they ran over three times!
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