American Indian Lacrosse: Little Brother of War (Paperback)

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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.

About the Author


Thomas Vennum, senior ethnomusicologist emeritus at the Center for Folklife Programs and Cultural Studies, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., is the author of Lacrosse Legends of the First Americans. Retired and living in Tucson, Arizona, he continues research among Indian tribes in Sonora, Mexico, specifically the Seri.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780801887642
ISBN-10: 080188764X
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication Date: January 2nd, 2008
Pages: 360
Language: English