Lacross Stick (Book Three, Card 34)

Lacrosse is a sport in which a lacrosse stick, often known as a cross, is utilized. Players use the lacrosse stick to handle the ball as well as to strike or “check” the sticks of opposing players, prompting them to drop the ball in their possession. Its head is typically triangular in shape, and it is strung with loose netting, which allows the ball to be caught, carried (known as “cradling”), passed, or fired with the stick.

Lacrosse was invented by Native American Indians and was originally called as stickball when it was first played. When the Algonquian tribe first played the game in the St. Lawrence Valley area, it was followed by other tribes in the eastern half of North America and around the western Great Lakes. The game is now played all over the world.