Andrew McFarland Davis (1833-1920) was the author of: A Preliminary Railroad Survey in Wisconsin (1857) and Indian Games: An Historical Research (1886). ""There are, " says Father Brebeuf in his account of what was worthy ofnote among the Hurons in 1636, "three kinds of games particularly in vogue with this people; cross, platter, and straw. The first two are, they say, supreme for the health. Does not that excite our pity? Lo, a poor sick person, whose body is hot with fever, whose soul foresees the end of his days, and a miserable sorcerer orders for him as the only cooling remedy, a game of cross. Sometimes it is the invalid himself who may perhaps have dreamed that he will die unless the country engages in a game of cross for his health. "