The Creator’s Game


The Creator’s Game: A Story of Baaga’adowe/Lacrosse, written by Art Coulson and illustrated by Robert DesJarlait, autographed by the author.
Age Range: 8 – 12 years
Grade Level: 3 – 6
Paperback: 48 pages
Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press; 1 edition (November 1, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0873519094
ISBN-13: 978-0873519090


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The Creator’s Game

The game of lacrosse is a gift from the Creator, given to the American Indians in the long ago. But Travis Skinaway doesn't know the full story of the game: he only knows that he struggles to play the game. 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, just like a prayer, a song, or a dance.

Grandpa continues to visit Travis, sharing details about the different styles of play, the types of equipment, the various traditions among the tribes. Wearing his grandfather's gear, Travis gains confidence as he practices with the team. When opportunity strikes at the big game, he carries the durable weight of tradition onto the field with him, celebrating skills handed down through generations.