Date Event Vignette Scope Region Threads
1100 Gift of the Creator First Nations, North America, origins  
1100 ~ version of stickball There is evidence that a version of stickball played in Mesoamerica or Mexico as early as the 1100s North America, game  
1400~ Tyendinaga - Birthplace of of the Peaemaker Peacemaker was later to meet Mohawks
First Nations, origins Mohawk
1636 Jesuit Missionary Jean de Brebeuf documents the game lacrosse (baggataway) at Georgian Bay, Ontario First Nations, North America Huron, Ontario, Canada
1636+ early data on lacrosse There is not much early data on lacrosse and that exists (from missionaries such as French Jesuits in Huron country in the 1630s and later English explorers, such as Jonathan Carver in the mid-eightee ... First Nations Huron
1636+ Three basic forms of lacrosse There is not much early data on lacrosse and that exists (from missionaries such as French Jesuits in Huron country in the 1630s and later English explorers, such as Jonathan Carver in the mid-eightee ... First Nations Iroquois
1636+ Southeast stickball Among southeastern tribes (Cherokee, Choctaw, Chickasaw, Creek, Seminole, Yuchi and others), a double-stick version of the game is still practiced. A two-and-a half foot stick is held in each hand, an ... First Nations  
1636+ Great Lake Sticks and ball Great Lakes players used a single three-foot stick. terminating in a round, closed pocket about three to four inches in diameter, only a little larger than the ball., In this game, the ball was usuall ... equipment  
1636+ Northeastern stick The northeastern stick, found among Iroquoian and New England tribes, is the progenitor of all present-day sticks, both in box as well as field lacrosse. The stick for this game was typically more tha ... equipment, origins Iroquois
1718 Participation of French in lacrosse games noted

Near present day Detroit, Monsieur de Sabrevois, commandant of Fort Pontchartrain, penned a description of the region in 1718. Referring to the Potawatomi village located near the fort, he wrote:

First Nations, North America, equipment, origins Huron, Potawatomi, Outaouacs
1763 capture Fort Michilimackinac Ojibway Indians use baggataway as a cover to enter and capture Fort Michilimackinac First Nations Ojibway
1794 creation of a basic set of rules Match between two native groups results in creation of a basic set of rules First Nations, rules, origins  
1799 Salmanaca - Handsome Lake vision occurs
First Nations  
1815 Onondaga - Burial place of Handsome Lake
First Nations  
1830~ FIrst settlers begin playing lacrosse Lacrosse, known as tewaarathon or baggataway, originated among Native tribes. Early Jesuit missionaries called it jeu de crosse, and European settlers began playing it in the 1830 ... North America, origins Canada
1834 Caughnawaga Indians demonstrate the sport Caughnawaga Indians demonstrate the sport at St. Pierre to a large crowd of Montreal spectators and the game is reported by the newspaper. First Nations, origins Mohawk
1842 First Montreal Olympic Athletic club lacrosse team.
club Quebec
1842 Montreal Olympic Athletic Club formed Montreal  club, origins Quebec
1843 First lacrosse game between Indians and non-Indian teams
First Nations, origins Quebec
1844 Montreal Olympic Club organizes to play first Nation team Montreal's Olympic Club organized a team in 1844, specifically to play a match against a Native American team. Similar games were played in 1848 and 1851. First Nations, North America, origins Quebec
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