A Millennium After Inventing the Game, the Iroquois Are Lacrosse’s New Superpower
Competing as their own national team, the tribe medaled for their first time in the world championship, but not without controversy. Whites said using traditional sticks was cheating.
By and large, American team sports are physically destructive affairs. Playing and practicing any sport at an elite level leaves in its wake broken bones, shredded ligaments and neuronal death. Even weightlifting demands the constant breaking down of muscle fibers.