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Lacrosse : a history of the game

Author: Donald M Fisher
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Traces the history of lacrosse from its origins in Native American culture to its present day popularity, providing information on the game's rules, players, and notable matches.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Fisher, Donald M., 1967-
Lacrosse.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©2002
(OCoLC)606792201
Online version:
Fisher, Donald M., 1967-
Lacrosse.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©2002
(OCoLC)607638386
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Donald M Fisher
ISBN: 0801869382 9780801869389
OCLC Number: 48003132
Awards: Commended for North American Society for Sport History Book Award 2003
Description: xii, 361 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: Contested ground : an introduction to the history of lacrosse --
Learning from the "sons of the forest" : the birth of modern lacrosse in Canada, 1860-1914 --
"King of the field games" : lacrosse in the United States, 1879-1919 --
"What are a few cuts ...?" : defining and defending lacrosse, 1920-1945 --
"Mayhem on the lawn" : lacrosse in the United States and Canada, 1945-1970 --
The end of "the lords of lacrosse"? : the creator's game in the late twentieth century --
Ground still contested : North American cultures and the meaning of lacrosse.
Responsibility: Donald M. Fisher.
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Today a multimillion-dollar industry, lacrosse began as the northeastern Indians' ball-and-stick game which prepared men for war and reinforced religious beliefs and cultural cohesion. This book  Read more...

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