Sunday, March 11


"George Washington: First President and First Lacrosse Fan" by W. Augustine Washington
20 pages; Saddle stitched; black and white illustrations;
"... based on a theory, the author came up with in college, that Washington, who befriended the Iroquois Indians, who played lacrosse, had to have seen them play the game. In Washington's journals during this time period, he refers to seeing young braves 'dancing.' It would have looked like a dance to all colonists because the concept of a team sport did not exist then. The book gives an overview of the history of lacrosse and how the Indians played it at the time. There are good historical facts on George Washington and the game of lacrosse."[YumYumLax editors note: "first non-Native American Indian lacrosse fan" maybe ... ]

 

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