Daniel Oliveras de Ita
More than two million people from Oaxaca live in the USA, and some have brought their indigenous ballgame, pelota mixteca, with them. Pasajuego is the name of the court in which the game is played. Pelota mixteca originated in the Mexican state of Oaxaca. The games between Oaxacan communities have grown into international tournaments that are played throughout California, Texas, and Mexico. The sport not only serves as their pastime; it helps keep the Oaxacan culture alive and acts as a network for the immigrant community throughout the West Coast. Pasajuego is an introduction to their ancient game and a window into the lives of Oaxacan communities and culture.