To the editor:
Today, the athletic fields around the country are crowded with future lacrosse stars.
Lacrosse has been played for hundreds of years by Native Americans and has become a staple of American sport.
The first American tribes had no written language for the game that many years later would be known as lacrosse.
What we know about the game was transmitted by word of mouth. Some American tribes insisted their version was the original, having been received as a gift from the Spirit of the Creator.