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Native American Legends and Stories About Lacrosse

Here is our collection of Native American legends and traditional stories about lacrosse.

Native American Lacrosse Spirits

*Winpe

Native American Lacrosse Stories

*Glooskap and Winpe:
    Mi'kmaq story in which the culture hero, Glooskap, wins the game of lacrosse from a sorcerous giant.
*Manabozho Plays Lacrosse:
    Menominee legends of how Manabush avenged his brother's death at the first lacrosse match. (In the versions our
    Menominee volunteer has heard, Manabush arranged this lacrosse game intentionally to lure out the Underworld Chiefs.
The First-Born Sons Play Ball * Loon Loses A Lacrosse Game:
    Two versions of an Ojibwa legend about migratory birds losing a lacrosse bet.

Recommended Books of Related Native American Legends

The Great Ball Game:
    Excellent picture book illustrating a Creek legend about a lacrosse game between the animals and the birds.



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