Traditional lacrosse could have as many as 100 to 1000 men playing, with medicine men serving as referees (the woman had a version of their own). The games served many purposes including some that resonate today: get those guys in shape and settling inter-tribal disputes ie The Little Three.

Take the field, all of you! Play the game! I’ve got a wampum belt and two beaver skins that say Williams will beat Amherst!

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