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Artefact: Lacrosse Stick
Accession #: 2001.42.13
Year: 1935

This Lacrosse stick is from 1935, the handle is made from wood and the netting is made from leather. The game of lacrosse is one of the oldest games in Canada. Originally, it was a field game or ritual played by Indigenous groups; lacrosse is similar to the game Algonquian language groups refer to as Baggataway. It became popular among settlers in the 1850s. Lacrosse was confirmed has Canada’s official summer sport in 1994.