People of the Waters - Woodland
OPM #:
2010.103.36
Object Name:
Stick, Lacrosse
Comments:
Lacrosse players honed their skills for weeks and practiced repeatedly before a game. It took good eye-hand coordination to catch the stuffed squirrel skin ball and keep it in the hoop as the player ran. It was a physically demanding, rough sport. Goal posts could be set a quarter mile apart, or farther. Lacrosse helped train men for war, and games settled quarrels. It brought clans and tribal members together and helped sustain a stable culture. This game is still played by Native Americans, and it is also played at some colleges.

This Menominee lacrosse stick was collected on the reservation.
Found:
Menominee Indian Reservation
Collector:
Buckstaff, Ralph N.
Material:
Wood/Leather
Culture/Period:
Menominee
Dimensions:
H-90.805 W-12.7 D-2.54 cm
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