But those battles were not the only clashes between the two tribes. Another campaign actually did not involve weapons and blood and gashing and loud proclamations of bad words. The dispute, according to some accounts, was settled by playing stickball. The two sides lined up on a ball field, or ball ground, and they played stickball! The game more resembled modern lacrosse, but there it is: the town of Ball Ground. These “savages,” as many white people insisted they were, exhibited more civilized behavior than the rest of us. As civilized as modern ballplayers, I suppose, spitting and all.