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American Indian Lacrosse

Author : Thomas Vennum
ISBN : 080188764X
Genre : History
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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.
Category: History

American Indian Lacrosse

Author : Thomas Vennum
ISBN : 1560983019
Genre : Social Science
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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, this book 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.
Category: Social Science


Author : Donald M. Fisher
ISBN : 0801869382
Genre : History
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Traces the evolution of the sport from the pre-colonial era to the founding in 2001 of a professional outdoor league as told from the perspectives of the people behind each development step, citing its Mohawk origins, efforts toward its popularization, its coaching endeavors, and the impact of women and minorities.
Category: History

Little Brother Of War

Author : Gary Robinson
ISBN : 9781939053886
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Sixteen-year-old Mississippi Choctaw Randy Cheska has lived most of his young life in the shadow of his older football-hero brother, Jack. After Jack is killed while serving in Iraq, Randy's father puts even more pressure on Randy to excel in football. But Randy has no interest in sports and has never been good at them. Imagine Randy's surprise when he discovers stickball, a game he's immediately drawn to. But stickball is a sport Randy's father considers a relic of the Choctaw past, when it was known as Little Brother of War and was used to settle disputes between communities. Randy's determination to play this legendary game, guided by a mysterious visitor, leads him on a challenging and unexpected journey of self-discovery.
Category: Juvenile Fiction


Author : Inside Lacrosse Magazine
ISBN : 0975983407
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The first book from the team behind Inside Lacrosse magazine, this is a snapshot of the continent's original sport. This exquisite and lavishly illustrated coffee table book takes provides a visual journey through the "fastest game on two feet." With a charismatic prologue written by lacrosse legend Roy Simmons, Jr., Lacrosse is a glossy, photographic encyclopedia of this great game. Chapters are dedicated to the sport's Native American roots, men and women's college play, the pro indoor and outdoor games, and many other topics.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Lacrosse Legends Of The First Americans

Author : Thomas Vennum
ISBN : 0801886295
Genre : History
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Thomas Vennum brings together thirteen Native American legends from five lacrosse playing tribes -- the Cherokee, Ho-Chunk (Winnebago), Seneca, Ojibwe, and Menominee -- to provide a glimpse into Native American life and the role "the Creator's Game" played in tribal culture.
Category: History

Wild Rice And The Ojibway People

Author : Thomas Vennum
ISBN : 087351226X
Genre : Social Science
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Wild rice has always been essential to life in the Upper Midwest and neighboring Canada. In this far-reaching book, Thomas Vennum, Jr., uses travelers' narratives, historical and ethnological accounts, scientific data, historical and contemporary photographs and sketches, his own field work, and the words of Indian people to examine the importance of this wild food to the Ojibway people. He details the technology of harvesting and processing, from seventeenth-century reports though modern mechanization. He explains the important place of wild rice in Ojibway ceremony and legend and depicts the rich social life of the traditional rice camps. And he reviews the volatile issues of treaty rights and litigations involving Indian problems in maintaining this traditional resource. A staple of the Ojibway diet and economy for centuries, wild rice has now become a gourmet food. With twentieth-century agricultural technology and paddy cultivation, white growers have virtually removed this important source of income from Indain hands. Nevertheless, the Ojibway continue to harvest and process rice each year. It remains a vital part of their social, cultural, and religious life.
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Ten Bears

Author : Miles Harrison
ISBN : 0967992214
Genre : History
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Heartbeat Of The People

Author : Tara Browner
ISBN : 0252071867
Genre : Music
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The intertribal pow-wow is the most widespread venue for traditional Indian music and dance in North America. Heartbeat of the people is an insider's journey through the dances and music, the traditions and regalia, and into the functions and significance of these vital cultural events. Tara Browner comes to the pow-wow as a participant--she is a dancer of Oklahoma Choctaw heritage--as well as a scholar. Focusing on the Northern pow-wow, which derives from the northern Great Plains and Great Lakes region, Browner presents an in-depth discussion of the pow-wow's roots and traditions, protocols, and order of events. She also describes footwork, styles of singing, and the diversity of participants' regalia. Browner centers her discussion of the Northern-style pow-wow around the Lakota Sacred Hoop and the Anishnaabeg Sacred Fire. Browner traces the history of specific events such as the Grass and Jingle Dress dances and distinguishes among various dance types, including Traditional, Fancy, and "special" exhibition dances as well as ceremonial honor dances, giveaways, and memorials. She also discusses women's changing roles within pow-wow performance and thoughtfully examines how continually changing musical repertories, dance styles and regalia, and customs foster a vibrant state of transformation that coexists, often uneasily, with more traditional Native mores. She closes her study with a series of interviews with members of two families of pow-wow dancers, one Lakota and one Anishnaabeg.
Category: Music