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The creator's game : a story of baaga'adowe/lacrosse / Art Coulson ; illustrations by Robert Desjarlait.

Coulson, Art, 1961- (Author). DesJarlait, Robert, (illustrator.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Moorhead Public Library J COU (Text) 33500012762100 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780873519090
  • ISBN: 0873519094
  • Physical Description: 46 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: Saint Paul, MN : Minnesota Historical Society Press, [2013]

Content descriptions

General Note:
MN American Indian literature.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Summary, etc.:
"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 catch the ball and tends to throw it over the other boys' heads. Maybe he's not built right to run the field. His teammates and coach seem to think he's hopeless, anyway. 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. Co-owner of Redbird Media and Design, Art Coulson (Cherokee) is an award-winning writer and editor with decades of experience playing lacrosse. Robert DesJarlait (Anishinaabe, Red Lake), cofounder of Protect Our Manoomin, is an artist and activist who illustrated Meridel LeSueur's Sparrow Hawk."-- Provided by publisher.
"Eleven-year-old Travis Skinaway learns about his American Indian culture and history as he practices the Creator's game, lacrosse"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Ojibwa Indians > Games > Juvenile literature.
Ojibwa mythology > Juvenile literature.
Lacrosse > Juvenile literature.
JUVENILE FICTION > People & Places > United States > Native American.
JUVENILE FICTION > Readers > Chapter Books.
JUVENILE FICTION > Sports & Recreation > Miscellaneous.
Ojibwa Indians > Games > Fiction.
Ojibwa mythology > Fiction.
Lacrosse > Fiction.
Ojibwa mythology.
Genre: Juvenile works.

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