A common misconception is that one form of lacrosse came from the another. There are multiple distinct forms of the game played in different geographical areas. Here are 3 types of lacrosse played across North America. You can purchase Jim Calder's book by clicking here.
The long stick has been prominently used in the Northeastern United States along with Canada. The head and shaft were usually made from hickory, while the pockets were made of wood chuck or deer hide.
The Great Lakes stick was used from Michigan to Minnesota. Nations like the Ojibwe and Potawatomi played with this style stick and even played in the winters on the ice in Minnesota.
Two Sticks Lacrosse was played mostly in the American Southeast. These are known to have been used by the Seminole and Choctaw Nations in Oklahoma, Minnesota, Florida, North Carolina and Georgia. In these areas, single post goals were also used. Despite this, the rule of never using your hands is universal in lacrosse.
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Article Posted: 10/06/2017 01:59:41 PM