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American Indian Lacrosse: Little Brother of War

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Book News Annotation:

This is a paperbound reprint of a book published in 1994 by Smithsonian Press, brought back into print by The Johns Hopkins U. Press in response to the growing populatrity of the sport in America. Often viewed as a gift from the spirits and as far more than recreation alone, lacrosse has functioned in Indian life as a surrogate or "little brother" of war, as a healing ritual, and as a memorial celebration. Featuring archival illustrations, this book presents a rare account of the rules, equipment, techniques, regional differences, and legendary underpinnings of the game among tribes of the Northeast, Southeast, and Great Lakes regions, including the spiritual components of the game, with interesting sections on lacrosse legends and Indian stick making. The author is senior ethnomusicologist emeritus at the Center for Folklife Programs and Cultural Studies, Smithsonian Institution. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780801887642
Author:
Vennum, Thomas, Jr.
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Subject:
Lacrosse
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Sports General
Publication Date:
20071131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
360
Dimensions:
9.87x7.03x.91 in. 1.72 lbs.

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History and Social Science » Native American » General Native American Studies
History and Social Science » US History » General
Sports and Outdoors » Sports and Fitness » Sports General

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"Synopsis" by , 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.
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