The History of Lacrosse
We're grateful to have been shared the game of lacrosse, which has been played on Turtle Island (North America) since the creation of these lands. Lacrosse comes from rich history and cultures, and it carries meaning greater than simple sport.
Gifted this experience, we seek to embrace its roots as students of the game — honouring and spreading its spirit.
This page is dedicated appreciating the origins and development of lacrosse.
*If there is anything that should be added or edited, please give us a shout.
The Creator's Game: Lacrosse, Identity, and Indigenous Nationhood
By Allan Downey
Akhwatsirehkó:wa – My Big Family: Our Game, Our Experience, Our Way
By Brennor Jacobs with Brendan Bomberry
Lacrosse: The Ancient Game
By Jim Calder
Women Play Lacrosse: A History of the International Field Game
By Jim Calder
Salmonbellies vs the World: The Story of Lacrosse's Most Famous Team & Their Greatest Rivals
By WB MacDonald
Mohawk Interuptus: Political Life Across the Borders of Settler States
By Audra Simpson
Specifically page 25–33, speaking to the Nationhood, sovereignty, and and self-determination in the context of the Haudenosaunee lacrosse team.
Spirit Game: Pride of a Nation
By One Bowl Productions
The Medicine Game: Episode 1/ Episode 2/ Episode 3/ Episode 4
By Thomson Brothers Lacrosse
Full length feature available online by Vision Maker Media (available in DVD directly from the producers or digital copy at amazon prime video)
Spirit of the Game
By Sports Centre
Lacrosse Educational Guide: Grades 9-12 & Higher Education
By Vision Maker Media
This PDF document is meant to supplement the documentary produced by the writers, The Medicine Game, listed in the section above.
"Lacrosse: From Creator's Game to Modern Sport"
By Tabitha de Bruin and Jim Calder
By Onondaga Nation
"A Lacrosse Legend"
By Oneida Nation
"The Great Ball Game"
By Oren Lyon
"Origin & History"
By Jane Claydon
Lacrosse Anniversary Celebration: 150 Event Programme
By Canada Lacrosse
"How Indigenous Players Are Reclaiming Lacrosse"
By Andrew Keh