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Iroquois shedding light on roots of lacrosse

Brett Bucktooth of the Iroquois Nationals is jumped by a Canadian player at the indoor worlds in May. Brett Bucktooth of the Iroquois Nationals is jumped by a Canadian player at the indoor worlds in May. (PAUL DARROW/REUTERS)
By Daniel Malloy
Globe Correspondent / October 9, 2007

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The name came later, courtesy of French missionaries, but Native Americans played lacrosse long before white men planted a flag on this continent. Like other tribes, the Iroquois, who lived throughout upstate New York into Canada, played the game to teach young men about life, compete tribe against tribe, and seek a spiritual connection with their creator. ... (Full article: 1665 words)

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