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The Resource American Indian lacrosse : little brother of war, Thomas Vennum, Jr

American Indian lacrosse : little brother of war, Thomas Vennum, Jr

Label
American Indian lacrosse : little brother of war
Title
American Indian lacrosse
Title remainder
little brother of war
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Vennum, Jr
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • In American Indian Lacrosse, Thomas Vennum, Jr., presents for the first time the Native American history of a game with worldwide popularity and more than 300,000 non-Indian players in the United States and Canada alone. Featuring rare archival illustrations, American Indian Lacrosse presents the richest available account of the rules, equipment, techniques, regional differences, and legendary underpinnings of the game among tribes of the Northeast, Southeast, and Great Lakes regions. Vivid fictional narratives interspersed through the book describe important Indian games of the past, such as the 1763 Ojibwe/Sauk game that included a preplanned surprise attack - and capture - of Fort Michilimackinac on Lake Michigan
  • 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. Games were played to settle territorial disputes and, with wagering, as a substitute for the plunder of victory. Vennum fully describes the spiritual components of the game, including the physical and ritual preparation of athletes, equipment, and the playing field itself. Tracing the evolution of Indian lacrosse equipment, Vennum comments on the changes brought by American and Canadian enthusiasm for the game. Excluded from official international competition until 1990, and deprived of their franchise in traditional wooden sticks by the advent of mass-produced plastic and aluminum models, Native Americans have nevertheless held tightly to their traditional sport
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vennum, Thomas
Dewey number
796.34/7
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E98.G2
LC item number
V46 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lacrosse
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians of North America
Label
American Indian lacrosse : little brother of war, Thomas Vennum, Jr
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 345-350) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
28632950
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xvi, 360 pages
Isbn
9781560983019
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
93029968
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
American Indian lacrosse : little brother of war, Thomas Vennum, Jr
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 345-350) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
28632950
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xvi, 360 pages
Isbn
9781560983019
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
93029968
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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