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title Michael Thomas, Distance Runner
creator Ballem, H. Charles
subject Island Magazine
subject Prince Edward Island Museum
description During the latter part of the 19th century native peoples participated extensively in organized sports. Indian athletes excelled in road and snowshoe racing, and later in lacrosse. Perhaps the most legendary early native athlete was Deerfoot, a Seneca from the Cattaraugus reservation in New York state. He was considered almost unbeatable in foot races, and several times ran against horses to demonstrate his unusual stamina. After the National Lacrosse Association was formed in Montreal in 1867, Indian teams dominated the sport until 1880. At this time the Amateur Lacrosse Association was formed, declaring all Indians "professionals" and banning them from further championships.
publisher Prince Edward Island Museum
date 1981
type Document
format application/pdf
identifier vre:islemag-batch2-136
source 10
language en_US
rights Please note that this material is being presented for the sole purpose of research and private study. Any other use requires the permission of the copyright holder(s), and questions regarding copyright are the responsibility of the user.

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title Michael Thomas, Distance Runner
creator Ballem, H. Charles
subject Island Magazine
subject Prince Edward Island Museum
description During the latter part of the 19th century native peoples participated extensively in organized sports. Indian athletes excelled in road and snowshoe racing, and later in lacrosse. Perhaps the most legendary early native athlete was Deerfoot, a Seneca from the Cattaraugus reservation in New York state. He was considered almost unbeatable in foot races, and several times ran against horses to demonstrate his unusual stamina. After the National Lacrosse Association was formed in Montreal in 1867, Indian teams dominated the sport until 1880. At this time the Amateur Lacrosse Association was formed, declaring all Indians "professionals" and banning them from further championships.
publisher Prince Edward Island Museum
date 1981
type Document
format application/pdf
identifier vre:islemag-batch2-136
source 10
language en_US
rights Please note that this material is being presented for the sole purpose of research and private study. Any other use requires the permission of the copyright holder(s), and questions regarding copyright are the responsibility of the user.