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The Iroquois, also known as the Haudenosaunee or Six Nations, are the originators of the modern day game of Lacrosse. The game was played among the Haudenosaunee Confederacy long before Europeans arrived the shores of North America. When the Europeans first arrived, Lacrosse was one of the most popular and widespread games played across the continent and with many variations. The long stick game played internationally today belongs to the Iroquois.
The Iroquois represent the indigenous people that originally occupied extensive lands in what is now New York State, southern Quebec and Ontario, Canada. Stretching from the Hudson River and Mohawk Valley through to the northern and central Great Lakes region, a confederacy was formed bringing together the Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, Seneca, and Tuscarora Nations into the first League of Nations in North American.
"The Iroquois Nationals Lacrosse program is proud of our 25 year affiliation with the American Indian Institute." - Ms. Denise Waterman, Oneida Nation, Executive Director, Iroquois Nationals Lacrosse
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