Lacrosse

Modern day lacrosse descends from and resembles games played by various Native American communities. These include games called dehuntshigwa’es in Onondaga (“men hit a rounded object”), da-nah-wah’uwsdi in Eastern Cherokee (“little war”), begadwe in Mohawk language (“little brother of war”), baaga`adowein Ojibwe (“bump hips”) and kabucha in Choctaw.

 

Lacrosse is one of the oldest team sports in North America. There is evidence that a version of lacrosse originated in what is now Canada as early as the 17th century. Native American lacrosse was played throughout modern Canada, but was most popular around the Great Lakes, Mid-Atlantic Seaboard, and American South.

 

Read more about lacrosse here.

 

 

Friday, September 9

 

Gathering Place Stage

10:30-11am– Lacrosse, Menominee History & Soft Lacrosse Demonstration

11:45-12:15– Lacrosse, Annishinabe History & Soft Lacrosse Demonstration

1-1:30pm – Lacrosse, Oneida History &  Demonstration

6-7PM – Lacrosse, Menominee History & Soft Lacrosse

 

Saturday, September 10

 

Urban Park

10am – 1:30PM & 3PM-6PM   Chumash

Chumash is a unique Indian Summer Festival offering. The game of Chumash started near Santa Barbara in the early 1990s.  It is a 3 on 3 player game with no goalie. The field is has specialized boundaries and goals. The game for several reasons, the development of offensive and defensive skills, a venue for team play in limited space areas, the game allows for communities that do not have enough players to field regulation lacrosse games and allow teammates to work on man to man and man down situations. Referees can also work closely with players and lacrosse regulations. It is a terrific opportunity for lacrosse players of all ages and experiences.

 

Registration: Contact – Hot4Lax Lacrosse, Robin Buckley 262-717-9996

http://www.hot4lax.com/hot4lax/home

 

2PM Indian Summer Traditional Honor Game for long time board member and Executive Director, Judy Dordel!

 

Gathering Place Stage

Noon-7pm

Gathering Place Stage is host to Lacrosse activities inside the Indian Summerfest grounds. We will feature STX soft lacrosse equipment, skills development and supervised game play. The area will be in continuous use on Saturday. Check with us at the arena for lacrosse gear, apparel and sticks, both modern and traditional.

 

Noon –  Lacrosse, Menominee History and Soft Lacrosse  Demonstration

1pm Lacrosse, Annishinabe History and Soft Lacrosse Demonstration

2pm – HONOR GAME Outside gates, Urban Park

4PM Lacrosse, Ho-Chunk History and Soft Lacrosse Demonstration

5pm– Modern Game, rules, equipment Outdoor

5:30pm– Modern Indoor Lacrosse, rules, equipment

7pm Lacrosse, Oneida History and Soft Lacrosse Demonstration

 

Sunday, September 11

 

Urban Park

Urban Park will be the host to Indian Summer Festival full field lacrosse games all day Sunday. The field will be open to all ages and clubs that reserve time to play!

For more information and to schedule your teams game time, please contact Hot4Lax Lacrosse, Robin Buckly 262-717-9996

http://www.hot4lax.com/hot4lax/home

 

 Gathering Place Stage

 

11am-6pm

 

Gathering Place Stage is host to Lacrosse activities inside the Indian Summerfest grounds. We will feature STX soft lacrosse equipment, skills development and supervised game play. The area will be in continuous use on Saturday. Check with us at the arena for lacrosse gear, apparel and sticks, both modern and traditional.

 

Noon –  Lacrosse, Menominee History and Soft Lacrosse  Demonstration

1pm Modern Game, rules, equipment Outdoor

Lacrosse, Annishinabe History and Soft Lacrosse Demonstration

2pm – HONOR GAME Outside gates, Urban Park, please go!

3pm OPEN PLAY

4PM Lacrosse, Ho-Chunk History and Soft Lacrosse Demonstration

5pm– Lacrosse, Annishinabe History and Soft Lacrosse Demonstration

6PM Modern Indoor Lacrosse, rules, equipment

7pm Lacrosse, Oneida History and Soft Lacrosse Demonstration

 

Lacrosse demonstration activities take place on the Gathering Place Stage on the North End of the grounds in the Gathering Place area. The Honor Games take place in Urban Park (the island across from the Summerfest grounds on the lake.)