Sunday, September 01, 2013

A Sidekick’s Little-Known Leading Role in Lacrosse How [Harry] Smith, a lacrosse star of the Six Nations of the Grand River, became Silverheels, an actor who despised his own portrayal of an Indian, is a story that spans a continent and an era. But few realize that what put him on the path to Hollywood was the invention of indoor lacrosse — box lacrosse, as it is called in Canada and western New York. 

Hat tip to Jeff Meyerson.

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