Fort Snelling Lacrosse

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Many of you have read and heard about the lacrosse game that took a fort, Fort Michilimackinac. But another fort, Fort Snelling in St. Paul Minnesota, had a number of significant lacrosse events. After the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, President Jefferson sent Louis and Clark to explore and document the acquisition. They recommended a fort be… Read more »

Book Review – Lacrosse Playing and Coaching by Margaret Boyd

Published in 1959 this book was one of the first books to document the girls game and how to play and coach the sport. Boyd was from Great Britain and this book documents the first concepts on how to cradle the ball, pass, shoot, and play each position. One unique item in… Read more »

Book Review – St. Leonards Cradle of Lacrosse by Jane Claydon

Jane Claydon provides a unique and heavily researched work using the archives and school records of St. Leonards school for girls. Claydon’s book documents the early girls lacrosse games as played by the houses and the great legacy of their former students returning the game to North America, including Rosabelle Sinclair. If your… Read more »

Book Review – Games of the North American Indians

Author Stewart Culin’s book is “THE SOURCE”  that many lacrosse books are based on, including my own. Culin assembled the work by many individuals who traveled North America collecting and documenting the First Nation games. Culin’s book presents activities by nation, by type of game, with diversity ranging from the Hopi, Dakota, Ojibwe, Iroquois, and… Read more »

Book Review – Creator’s Game: A Story of Baaga’adowe/Lacrosse

Art Coulson’s book is targeted at the youngsters wanting to learn some interesting perspectives of lacrosse from the First Nation point of view. Coulson who is Cherokee himself, tells a  wonderful story about the special culture of lacrosse. Highly recommended for the young reader. Published by the Minnesota Historical Society Press… Read more »