oiComments on: Interview with Jim Calder, Author of Lacrosse – The Ancient Game
Sat, 06 Feb 2016 02:44:00 +0000hourly1https://wordpress.org/?v=4.4.2By: Douglas Macdonald
Sun, 25 Nov 2012 13:58:00 +0000http://laxallstars.com/?p=30620#comment-21339If you are a lacrosse lover, buy this book. The art work is tremendous, the history and spiritual aspect of the game is inspiring and a reminder of what we represent every time we pick up a stick, and the respect for the game which should be carried on the field by everyone who chooses to play it. The history is accurate and comes from the stories passed down from generations of Native Americans.
Sadly, the progression of the game and its perverted sticks are taking the game further from its roots and changing the essense of the game. (the cradle) Hopefully respect for the game will outweigh money and limits will be put on “the grip” allowed by stick manufacturers and stringing will be monitored so as to keep the art of cradling the most vital part of the game of the Creator….as it was intended.
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Fri, 02 Mar 2012 17:06:05 +0000http://laxallstars.com/?p=30620#comment-16779[…] couple of months ago, Jeff had the pleasure of interviewing the author, Jim Calder, to learn more about this book. When we discovered how educational the book was and had a chance […]
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Thu, 22 Dec 2011 11:53:00 +0000http://laxallstars.com/?p=30620#comment-14722This is a great theme for a book! For Lacrosse to “stray from its roots” means denying a spiritual game of Native Americans, and transitioning into a game of “gear, shot clocks and hype” (which is where its going). I bought my first stick on the Onondaga reservation from the famed house of Jaques, and played on the soil of the Iroquois, whose history was part of our learning in school. The game will advance, and its roots will be less remembered. Books such as these will let young players know the depth of the ancient tradition that they have the honor of carrying. Wonderful to know that someone cares.