I’ve written a few posts on LaxAllStars over the last few months. Mostly dealing with rule questions from their avid readers. My longest post to date deals with the history of the game as played by the Native Americans:
This is the first post in a four-post series that will detail how the Men’s game evolved to what we have today at the high school, collegiate and professional level. I’m using a first hand account as my source for each of these posts by William George Beers who wrote, “Lacrosse: The National Game of Canada“. The copyright expired many years ago and now the book is on Google Books in the public domain. If you are a lacrosse fan I highly suggest downloading the book to your favorite eReader and get your learning on. Here is a short taste of the article on LaxAllStars:
With any historical account it is best to start from the beginning: “An Algonquin who was asked the origin of his race pointed to the rising sun. So may we as indefinitely answer the query, ‘When and how did the game of Lacrosse originate’” (5, 28)?
The actual origin of lacrosse is a mystery and to point at the rising sun is as good an answer as any. Plus it lends a great degree of mystique and intrigue to the game, after all we know when, where, and who invented basketball, but lacrosse has a history so long that it’s origins remain mythical.
I hope you all enjoy this post as it was a true joy to write. I learned a lot about lacrosse that I never knew, and I’m looking forward to the next three posts coming out each week for the next three weeks! If you really liked the post comment at the bottom of LaxAllStars – #GrowTheGame Cheers, Gordon