Origins; The First Americans

European Discovery & Development

The Birth of Modern Lacrosse (1850-1900)

The Growth of Lacrosse (1900-1970)

The NCAA Era (1971-1998)

The MILL and NLL; Lacrosse Becomes a Business

International Lacrosse and the Olympic Goal

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About the Author

Lacrosse is the oldest team sport in North America, having been played by Native American tribes long before any European had even set foot on the continent. A century after European missionaries discovered the game played by Native Americans, they began to play it themselves, starting in the 18th century. From there, it evolved and grew in popularity from a very savage game that resembled war, into what it is today, a recreational sport played widely in America and other countries. As U.S. Lacrosse literature aptly puts it "Lacrosse is a game born of the North American Indian, christened by the French, adopted and raised by the Canadians, and later dominated by the Americans."

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