Author: Art Coulson

Art Coulson (Cherokee) was born in Honolulu and spent his childhood years traveling the world as the son of a sailor. For 23 years, he worked as a daily journalist in cities across the United States and wrote an award-winning column about contemporary American Indian issues. After his journalism career, Art served as executive director of the Wilma Mankiller Foundation in Tahlequah, OK. A resident of the Twin Cities, Art frequently returns to the Cherokee Nation to visit with family, to play traditional stickball and to improve his knowledge of the Cherokee language.

The Creator’s Game: A Story of Baaga’adowe/Lacrosse

The Creator’s Game: A Story of Baaga’adowe/Lacrosse

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Lacrosse is a gift from the Creator, given to American Indians long ago. But Travis Skinaway doesn't know the full story of the game: He only knows that he struggles to catch and throw the ball. Travis is ready to hang up his gear, but then his grandfather appears in a dream, explaining to him that lacrosse is a spiritual quest, like a prayer, a song or a dance. Wearing his grandfather's gear, Travis gains confidence. When opportunity strikes in the big game, he carries the weight of tradition onto the field with him, celebrating skills handed down through generations. More info →
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