The sport known today as lacrosse was originally played by many Native tribes of the Eastern, Great Lakes, and Southeastern regions of America .
“Little brother of war”, is how the native peoples referred to the game. It was not just played for a prize, or the winning score, but was a very integral part of the religious and social structure of these tribes. Spiritual “duels” between rival medicine men, or shaman, territorial disputes, and other types of tribal disagreements were settled by the outcome of these massive games. Sometimes hundreds of braves “played”. Bill shows the strength, skill, and fluidity of the warrior as he leaps into the air to swiftly deliver the ball, bringing honor to his tribe.