Historical Lacrosse Books

Historical Lacrosse Books

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"The reason why we wanted to put this book out was that it's very important for the newcomers to the game to understand the culture and history of the game," publisher and co-author Jim Calder said to a crowd in the museum that included, among others, US Lacrosse employees, members of the Johns Hopkins' men's and women's lacrosse teams and Georgetown coach Dave Urick, who coached Calder as a player in the 1970s at Hobart. The 95-page book includes an informative and easily digestible 24-page version of the oral tradition of "the Creator's Game," provided by Jacobs, a Faithkeeper and member of the Cayuga Nation, part of the Six Nations Confederacy. Another section of the book explores the growth and change of the game after European contact, and the final section provides insight on 'The Stickmaker' and the relationship and ritual of the stick.Throughout, the book includes brilliant, original illustrations by David Craig, one of Canada's premier illustrators, and Arnold Jacobs, an Onondaga Nation Hereditary Chief, that provide an effective visual context.Throughout, the book includes brilliant, original illustrations by David Craig, one of Canada's premier illustrators, and Arnold Jacobs, an Onondaga Nation Hereditary Chief, that provide an effective visual context.

 

Women Play Lacrosse: A History of the International Field Game is the 2015 title from Ancient Game Press, the publisher of Lacrosse: The Ancient Game. Compiled by co-authors Jim Calder and Ron Fletcher this title is unique because it puts together the 125 plus year history of the women's sport. Its intention is to document the significant female players, builders and outstanding moments in field lacrosse. The 96-page book contains brief chapters about the history of the sport in several countries including Scotland, England, Wales, U.S.A., Australia, and Canada. The final section of the book discusses how the game was governed internationally and according to countries; the introduction of the sport in Japan and Ireland. A brief section explains the development of field lacrosse among the Haudenosaunee communities in Canada and the United States. Single page profiles about Amber Hill and Awehiyo Thomas appear in the Haudenosaunee section. The place of women's field lacrosse in the Olympics is also included. Numerous colour photographs are included in the book. A brief bibliography is included but no index is provided.

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