Saturday, December 12, 2015

"The Creator's Game" — A Living Tradition from the XIIth Century


We're off tonight to see a preseason game of the Rochester Knighthawks, one of the National Lacrosse League's nine teams. Lacrosse, even before St. Jean de Brébeuf in 1637 saw the game near here and named it after the crosier carried by bishops, "was characterized by deep spiritual involvement" and "was said to be played 'for the Creator.'" About a quarter of our local team is Iroquois, mostly from across the border from the Six Nations of the Grand River First Nation, home of the “Champion of Champions PowWow” we attended this past summer.

[Adapted from a two-year-old post — "The Creator's Game" — A Nine-Century-Old Local Sporting Tradition.]

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