Onondaga: The Lacrosse Stick Makers 1973 Documentary by PBS Onondaga: The Lacrosse Stick Makers 1973 Documentary by PBS An Onondaga father and son make lacrosse sticks in the traditional way. Filmmaker Jack Ofield writes "Lacrosse Stick Maker features Alfie Jacques and his father, Lou Jacques. Alfie was in his early 20s when I filmed him. He is seen actually making th
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Onondaga: The Lacrosse Stick Makers 1973 Documentary by PBS

Onondaga: The Lacrosse Stick Makers 1973 Documentary by PBS

One of my favorite videos. The vintage aesthetic lends to the the overall nature of this film.Jack Ofield really did a fantastic job showing Alf and his father. This is a one of a kind piece that I watch every so often to remember where this craft came from.

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An Onondaga father and son make lacrosse sticks in the traditional way. Filmmaker Jack Ofield writes "Lacrosse Stick Maker features Alfie Jacques and his father, Lou Jacques. Alfie was in his early 20s when I filmed him. He is seen actually making the stick. His father is seen lacing up the leather thongs.

Jack: The Onondaga reservation just south of Syracuse between Truxton and Sidney had regular lacrosse games. En route between Harvey Ward (shovels) and Del Smith (blacksmith), I stopped to watch a game and wondered who made the lacrosse sticks. Learned it was Lou Jacques and his son, Alfie, so went back and got that portrait. They became part of ‘Inheritance’ at PBS.

Article Posted: 02/15/2018 09:27:35 AM

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