Italian National Lacrosse team reaches out to public to reach goal

Mar 21, 2014 804

by Michele Pluss

The first written record of Lacrosse dates back to the 1636 when a French Jesuit priest by the name of Jean de Brebeuf observed a group of Huron Indians playing a sport called stickball in the St. Lawrence Valley.

It was originally played by the Algonquian tribe and quickly gained popularity amongst other Native American tribes. Stickball was considered a major event by the tribes who played it and teams were usually comprised of large groups of people. Estimates reflected anywhere from 100 players to up into the thousands participating in a single game. When Brebeuf wrote about his experience watching the game, he dubbed it "lacrosse."

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Fonte: L'italo-Americano

 

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