Ancient Game Press


Lacrosse The Ancient Game Book - Softcover

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 Lacrosse: The Ancient Game is a 95-page coffee-table style book written by Jim Calder, Ron Fletcher, and Delmor Jacobs with illustrations by David Craig and Arnold Jacobs about the game lacrosse. The book is organized into three sections, with the first section explaining the historical and cultural teachings of the game according to Delmor Jacobs, Cayuga Faithkeeper, Six Nations of the Grand River. This first section explains Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Creation, the Good and the Evil Twin, the False Faces and the Thunder Beings, the Game between the Birds and the Animals, the Great Peace, and Handsome Lake. Additional sidebars of information include the significance of wampum, the clans; Four Warriors Play a Game, and Orenda. Throughout this first section of the book, there are several full-page color illustrations by artist Arnold Jacobs. The remaining sections detail the history and development of the game of lacrosse in North America. The final section called the Stickmaker recounts a story about a man who creates a lacrosse stick and his relationship with the lacrosse player. Throughout the book, archival photographs and color illustrations by artists such as George Catlin and Seth Eastman. Unfortunately, these historical art pieces do not correspond to the book's content. Nevertheless, the overwhelming value of this book can be found in the first 40 pages. Highly recommended.