Indian Crosse Stick

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This illustration shows an Indian crosse stick, as described by Gatlin. About fifty tribes of Indians are known to have engaged in the game of lacrosse, which they took very seriously, whole villages struggling in contest from morning till night. The goals were sometimes a mile distant, and as many as one thousand warriors are known to have taken part.


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John H. Finley ed. Nelson's Perpetual Loose-Leaf Encyclopaedia (vol. 7) (New York, NY: Thomas Nelson and Sons, 1917) 173


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