Exploring the History of Lacrosse

PLL YouTube Video: Roots: The History of Lacrosse

As you are shopping for your favorite lacrosse player this holiday season, you might want to reflect on the origins of our great game. 

Often viewed as a game for rich suburban kids, the game we know as lacrosse is actually a Native American game that has been played, in some form for centuries before Columbus showed up in North American. Lacrosse is what the French explorers called the game they saw the Native Americans playing as they traded and trapped in the early 1600s.

The PLL recently posted this video, which briefly explains the origins and importance of the game to Native Americans and why it’s still such a vital part of their culture. I’m very grateful that someone shared this game with me, and I appreciate all the joy “the Creator’s Game” has brought me over the years. (Have you read “The Great Ball Game: A Muskogee Story”? It’s a story of the creator's game that we read to our Swax Lax Lacrosse campers at the beginning of each summer session.)

Enjoy watching:

Roots: Exploring the History of Lacrosse