American Indian Lacrosse

Author : Thomas Vennum
ISBN : 080188764X
Genre : History
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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 were—and are still—buried with their sticks. Here Thomas Vennum brings this world to life.
Category: History

Lacrosse Legends Of The First Americans

Author : Thomas Vennum
ISBN : 0801886295
Genre : History
File Size : 79.28 MB
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Thomas Vennum brings together thirteen Native American legends from five lacrosse playing tribes -- the Cherokee, Ho-Chunk (Winnebago), Seneca, Ojibwe, and Menominee -- to provide a glimpse into Native American life and the role "the Creator's Game" played in tribal culture.
Category: History


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American Indian Religious Traditions A I

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ISBN : 9781576075173
Genre : Indian mythology
File Size : 51.75 MB
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Written from an American Indian perspective with input from religious scholars and community leaders, this pioneering reference work explores indigenous North American religions and religious practices and rituals.
Category: Indian mythology


Author : Donald M. Fisher
ISBN : 0801869382
Genre : History
File Size : 66.47 MB
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Traces the evolution of the sport from the pre-colonial era to the founding in 2001 of a professional outdoor league as told from the perspectives of the people behind each development step, citing its Mohawk origins, efforts toward its popularization, its coaching endeavors, and the impact of women and minorities.
Category: History

Little Brother Of War

Author : Gary Robinson
ISBN : 9781939053886
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
File Size : 35.37 MB
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Sixteen-year-old Mississippi Choctaw Randy Cheska has lived most of his young life in the shadow of his older football-hero brother, Jack. After Jack is killed while serving in Iraq, Randy's father puts even more pressure on Randy to excel in football. But Randy has no interest in sports and has never been good at them. Imagine Randy's surprise when he discovers stickball, a game he's immediately drawn to. But stickball is a sport Randy's father considers a relic of the Choctaw past, when it was known as Little Brother of War and was used to settle disputes between communities. Randy's determination to play this legendary game, guided by a mysterious visitor, leads him on a challenging and unexpected journey of self-discovery.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Hunter Crispian The Little Brother Of War

Author : K.M. Topping
ISBN : 9780615702513
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Fifteen year-old lacrosse player Hunter Crispian, his absurdly smart little sister, Tilly, and his quirky best friend, Chase are sailing to the Bahamas on a family vacation. "It will be the adventure of a lifetime," Hunter's dad promises. Talk about an understatement. Caught in a strange and sudden storm in the Bermuda Triangle, Mr. And Mrs. Crispian vanish into thin air and the three children are transported back to the year 1711, smack into the middle of a conflict between two Native American tribes. When the tribal chiefs declare a "Tewaarathon," or lacrosse game known as "Little Brother of War," Hunter and Chase soon learn that this will be no ordinary lacrosse game. In a contest without pads or helmets, rules or referees, the stakes are high. Win and the children shall go free. Lose and Hunter will die.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Encyclopedia Of American Indian History 4 Volumes

Author : Bruce E. Johansen
ISBN : 9781851098187
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 73.10 MB
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This new four-volume encyclopedia is the most comprehensive and up-to-date resource available on the history of Native Americans, providing a lively, authoritative survey ranging from human origins to present-day controversies. • Approximately 450 entries within four separate volumes • Approximately 110 contributors from among the foremost scholars in the fields, including Troy Johnson on self-determination movements, Richard King on sports mascots, and Jon Rehyner on recovery of Native languages • Hundreds of images, including illustrations, photographs, and maps • A series of helpful research tools rounding out the fourth volume, including an extensive chronology, topical bibliography, and a comprehensive index
Category: Social Science

Native Americans In Sports

Author : C. Richard King
ISBN : 9781317464037
Genre : GAMES
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Native Americans profiles nearly 200 past and present athletes and key personnel in sports ranging from archery to wrestling. It also includes essays on cultural themes, institutions, teams, and sport history.
Category: GAMES