Lacrosse equipment manufacturer Epoch Lacrosse recently hosted a book signing in Roseville, Minnesota for “Minnesota Lacrosse: A History,” written by J. Alan Childs that documents the rich Native Ojibwe history of lacrosse in Minnesota.
"Most people are unaware of Minnesota’s rich history in the foundation of lacrosse,” said James Miceli, principal and founder of Epoch Lacrosse in a release. “Alan has done a tremendous job compiling the information and telling the story of lacrosse in Minnesota through captivating stories and remarkable archival photographs.”
Lacrosse in Minnesota begins with the arrival of the Ojibwe tribe that brought the game of lacrosse to the white settlers. The book also includes the origins of lacrosse rules, the evolution of women's lacrosse, a lacrosse timeline, rosters of all the US Olympic teams and the role boarding schools played in the evolution of lacrosse.
Several notable Minnesota lacrosse pioneers attended the event: Dave White, Founder of the Twin Cities Lacrosse Club; Mark Hellenack, Founder of the Minnesota Lacrosse Chapter; Steve Jensen of Twin Cities Lacrosse Club; Matt Myers, President of the Minnesota Lacrosse Association (MLA); Deb Mau of Youth Lacrosse of Minnesota (YLM); Aron Lipkin, Homegrown Lacrosse and John Hunter, Twin Cities Native Lacrosse.
J. Alan Childs is a transplant from California and has raised five lacrosse-playing kids in Burnsville, MN. “Minnesota Lacrosse: A History” is available for purchase online at Amazon.com, HERE.