Anishinabe People have been playing lacrosse for hundreds of years and have stories of lacrosse that are included in various Lacrosse and First Nation history books.
Tribal groups represented within the Nation include Odawa, Ojibway, Potawatomi, Delaware, Chippewa, Algonquin, and Mississauga. These tribal groups have interacted for countless generations and share common social, cultural, heritage, language, and spiritual customs and beliefs. The governing structure of the Anishinabek existed before contact with European settlers, and in the 1600s, was formalized through the Three Fires Confederacy of the Ojibway, Odawa, and Potawatomi.
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Check out this great video from Dan and Susan Ninham on how to use the Ojibwe Language while playing lacrosse!
Visit his YouTube Page to learn more about Ojibwe Culture
Anishinabe Creation Stories with Lacrosse included
Anishinabe men staged a game outside of Fort Mackinaw in present day Michigan. They threw the ball over the fort walls and the women revealed weapons under their blankets. The Anishinabe took the control of the fort.
Odanah Lacrosse Team early 1900s
Anishinabe or Great Lakes Style Lacrosse Sticks approx 100 Years old
Preset day Anishinabe Communities