The origin or history of Lacrosse.
Lacrosse was one of many varieties of indigenous stickball games being played by American
Indians at the time of European contact. Almost exclusively a male team sport, it is
distinguished from the others, such as field hockey or shinny, by the use of a netted racquet
with which to pick the ball off the ground, throw, catch and convey it into or past a goal
to score a point. The cardinal rule in all varieties of lacrosse was that the ball, with few
exceptions, must not be touched with the hands.
Early data on lacrosse, from missionaries such as French Jesuits in Huron country in the
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