National Indigenous History Month

With June being National Indigenous History month in Canada, today’s video is…

A History of Lacrosse in Minnesota as explained by Alan Childs.

Roseville, MN – December 21, 2015 – Epoch Lacrosse opened the doors to its state of the art lacrosse and research development center recently to host a book signing for “Minnesota Lacrosse A History,” written by Alan Childs.

“Most people are unaware of Minnesota’s rich history in the foundation of lacrosse said James Miceli, principal and founder of Epoch Lacrosse.

“Alan has done a tremendous job compiling the information and telling the story of lacrosse in Minnesota through captivating stories and remarkable archival photographs

Lacrosse in Minnesota begins with the arrival of the Ojibwe tribe who brought the game of lacrosse with them to Minnesota to the white series who led the state to it’s 1st National Championship. This books documents these events and more about the story of lacrosse in Minnesota. The book also includes the origins of lacrosse rules; the evolution of women’s lacrosse, lacrosse Timeline taste of all the US Olympic teams and the role boarding schools played In the evolution of lacrosse. Doing a book report on lacrosse? This is your source for the history of Lacrosse.

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Several notable Minnesota lacrosse pioneers attended the event: Dave White, Founder of the Twin Cities Lacrosse Club: Mark Hellenack, Founder of the Minnesota Lacrosse Chapter Steve Jensen of Twin Cities Lacrosse Club; Matt Myers, President of the Minnesota LacrosSE Association (MLA), Deb Mau of Youth Lacrosse of Minnesota (YLM); Aaron Lipkin, Homegrown Lacrosse and John Hunter, Twin Cities Native Lacrosse.

Again, the purpose is to give information to get a better understanding of the game, and the people who play it.

Gary Groob



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