Creator's Game: A Story of Baaga’adowe/Lacrosse
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. Mom doesn’t believe Travis’s story, but Grandma knows: she says dreamtime is just as real as awake time.
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.
- By: Art Coulson with illustrations by Robert Desjarlait
- Format: Paper, 48 pp., 6 x 8 1/2, 20 b&w illustrations
- Publisher: MHS Press (November 2013)
- Product ##: 9780873519090
Art Coulson (Cherokee) is an award-winning writer and editor. Art, co-owner of Redbird Media & Design, likes to play and watch lacrosse in his spare time. Robert DesJarlait (Anishinaabe, Red Lake), cofounder of Protect Our Manoomin, is an artist and activist who illustrated Meridel LeSueur’s Sparrow Hawk.