American Indian Lacrosse

American Indian Lacrosse

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To understand the aboriginal roots of lacrosse, one must enter a world of spiritual belief and magic where players sewed inchworms into the innards of lacrosse balls and medicine men gazed at miniature lacrosse sticks to predict future events, where bits of bat wings were twisted into the stick's netting, and where famous players werea€”and are stilla€”buried with their sticks. Here Thomas Vennum brings this world to life.Among creatures whose attributes were believed to be transferred to a player wearing its feather, wing, or other body ... all of them desirable skills for a lacrosse play er. ia#39;I Probably the best-documented history of change in lacrosse dress overanbsp;...

Title:American Indian Lacrosse
Author:Thomas Vennum
Publisher:JHU Press - 2007-11-28


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