Aboriginal lacrosse was a big game and quite often teams were made up of One Hundred to One Thousand young men on each team. The goals were normally five hundred yards to one-half mile apart. On occasion, the goals would be up to several miles apart.
Often a large rock or tree was considered the goal and a score was made by hitting the tree or rock with the ball. Some tribes used goal posts 6 to 9 feet apart, and the ball had to pass between them for a score, much like today’s game.
Games could last from dawn to dusk and stretched over the course of 2 or 3 days. Lacrosse games were originally used to toughen up the young fighting men for war. There were even times when games were played between 2 tribes to settle their arguments or disputes. [x]
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