Lacrosse: Home of the Braves

By way of celebrating King George III's 25th birthday, the Chippewas and Sacs in 1763 got together for some in tertribal bagataway — lacrosse,* in pale face language — outside Quebec's Fort Michilimackinac. Invited to watch the fun, the Fort's entire garrison gathered on the sidelines. Whereupon the braves dropped their bagataway sticks, grabbed their tomahawks, and staged one of the bloodiest massacres in Canadian history.

Hardly anybody gets killed at lacrosse any more. The sport, Canada's official national game, is played also at Oxford, Cambridge and 90 U.S. colleges (mostly in...

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