Col. Sim Folsom, with forty Indians from the Chickasaw and Choctaw tribes, will play their national game of Raquette Ball, on Sunday, the 28th inst., at 4 o'clock P.M., on the grounds of the Base Ball Club, near the Fair Grounds. Admission 50c, children half price.
-Missouri Republican, June 25, 1868
As to this particular game, I think we're talking about stickball. Now I'm not sure if that was a common name for the game but it appears to be what we're calling it these days. Obviously, in 1868, we find a reference to it being called raquette ball, which is interesting. It also appears that there was a version of this game that was common among Native American tribes in the southeastern United States, which included the Chickasaw and Choctaw and I would imagine that this is the version that was played in this exhibition.
Now I have no idea how all of this fits in with the history, development, and evolution of Native American ball games. That is a subject that, while it interests me, is simply outside my perview. I don't know enough about the subject to speak intelligently and I'm sure it's all rather complicated. But, as I said, when looking at the early history of baseball, these things always pop up and I think it's good to acknowledge that.