The term literally translates to "they gather to play ball with the foot" and was described by Roger Williams.
There are records that show it was played in the 17th century. The game was played on beaches with goals about a half-mile-wide and set one mile apart. Up to 500 people usually played Pasuckuakohowog at one time, while many games had up to 1000 players.
Pasuckuakohowog was a dangerous game and was played almost like a war. Players would often have to quit due to broken bones or other serious injuries. Pasuckuakohowog players wore ornaments and war paint to disguise themselves from retaliation after the game. The game would often last for hours and sometimes carry over to the next day. After each match there would be a large celebratory feast, including both teams.
- Roberts, Mike. "Little Brothers of War Ball games in Pre-Colombian North America". The same old game: the true story of the ancient origins of football. Barcelona. ISBN 978-1-4610-9319-0. OCLC 1022073321.