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Introducing a new series. Things you were never taught in school about native Americans. I hope to impart some glimpse at false history and have some fun educating people as well. These will most likely be short and scattered randomly.

Fact #4

Lacrosse

Native American Lacrosse had three basic forms: Southeastern, Great Lakes, and Iroquoian.

Lacrosse is known as “the fastest sport on two feet” and has withstood the test of time. Scholars can’t agree on which Indian nation invented it but they have long since agreed that the natives played is centuries before the settlers ever arrived.

Baggataways or Lacrosse was played for fun but also was used to train warriors. It forced team work, speed, stamina, agility and strength. In those days games could involve 100s of players and could last from dawn to dusk. The oldest legends among the native people is the Cherokee and it is widely thought they are the inventors of the game.

It’s also one of the oldest sports still played today.