Sports and Entertainment in Colonial America

Sports and Entertainment in Colonial America

Sports and Entertainment in Colonial America Entertainment differs from region to region in Colonial America Attitudes toward sport representative of settlers European background New England: Puritan Middle Colonies (New York): Dutch,

Quaker Moderate play acceptable South: Catholic, Baptist, and Methodist

Against play generally Most friendly toward play Attitudes were strongly influenced by religion New England Colonies Most sports were considered idle activities that did not contribute to the well being of the community

The Puritan ethic calls for work rather than play and overcoming the urge to play was seen as achieving a greater morality New England Colonies Breaking with the Puritan Authorities to spend idle hours playing could lead to colonists being placed in stocks

Examples were made of those who played on the Sabbath(blue laws) such as John Baker who was whipped for playing ball in the streets. New England Colonies Play was eventually accepted as later

colonists arrived and many drew away from the church. Hunting was allowed for a sport but still forbidden on the Sabbath. Middle Colonies Quakers and

Dutch Calvinists were much more friendly to the idea of sports and entertainment Gambling and card games were very popular Middle and Southern Colonies Horse racing became a

popular pastime in both the Middle and Southern Colonies Many plantation owners prized the fastest horse Communities would gather to watch races held for local championships 1664- first organized horse race at the Newmarket

Course on Hempstead Plains, Long Island. Horse Racing Later in the eighteenth century Virginians turned from the native quarter horse to the English thoroughbred in search

of a faster horse Horse owners formed jockey clubs in various southern states The clubs kept careful records of bloodlines and races Early Colonial Horse Race Horse Racing in the US today Belmont Park- Elmont, New York Pimlico- Baltimore, Maryland

Churchill Downs- Louisville, Kentucky Southern Colonies "I would advise you when You do fight Not to act like Tygers and Bears as these Virginians do - Biting one anothers Lips and Noses off, and gowging one another that is, thrusting out one anothers Eyes, and kicking one another on the Cods, to the Great damage of many a Poor Woman. Charles Woodmason(Anglican Minister) Southern Colonies

Back country areas in the Southern Colonies favored such sports as wrestling and various forms of fighting Competitions were centered around martial activities such as fighting, running, shooting or jumping

Bare-knuckled fighting Bare-knuckled fighting Centered around taverns throughout the Southern and even Middle Colonies Combatants would fight until one was knocked out or submitted

Southern Colonies Purring or Clogging was carried over from England and was practiced throughout the colonies The sport centered around two combatants kicking each other in the shins until one either

fell or gave up Southern Colonies Gouging was a form or wrestling where opponents fought until a eye was removed from a combatants Many gougers grew

their nails long to aid in removing an eye The sport eventually faded away around 1830 Southern Colonies De Goyas Fight with Cudgels Southern Colonies

Stick Fighting, Single Stick or Cudgeling was a popular sport in Europe Combatants fought each other using either a single long stick or two shorter one The match was ended when one combatant was knocked out Native American Sports

Lacrosse became a very popular sport that many colonists adopted from Indians Many communities played with both Indians tribes and against one another

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