January 27, 2014

"Navajo Wrestling" - Wrestling Roots

 I am a huge fan of grappling and I cannot think of a more beautiful thing then indigenous peoples expressing their culture via wrestling.  Our friends over at Wrestling Roots have run into a bit of a road block and are making a call for help.  Check them out on the web as well as on FB:

"Seeking some internet detectives. This is a picture that I found when trying to find examples of traditional Native American wrestling. For those of you who follow our website or social media, you can see that there is quite a bit of information regarding indigenous wrestling forms across the globe. However, I have not been able to find much information on the web, museums, or books regarding indigenous wrestling forms here in the USA.
This picture is entitled "Navajo wrestling." Does anyone have any more information on this photo? Are there rules/history written somewhere that I have not found yet regarding any Native American wrestling forms?

Please keep this photo moving. I am hoping that one of our readers has a family member, friend, neighbor, etc... that has some primary information regarding traditional indigenous wrestling within the USA.

I would like to use the Wrestling Roots website as a collection point for any stories, photographs, or bibliographies that we can uncover. If you have any information that can help, or can point us in the right direction, feel free to email me at wrestlingroots@yahoo.com"

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