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The selected answer contains the material related to the Indigenous peoples of the Americas origins for the game, even possibly dating back the 11th in Central America; and to Jean de Brébeuf coining "la crosse" around 1636 in the context of the First Nations of Canada.1 The Wikipedia article from the answer supports "lacrosse" with a note based on a single ...


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According to French Wikipédia article: The name is "La Crosse" (most of the time) and sometimes "Le Lacrosse". The sport has been named by the French Jean de Brébeuf as explained in the "Arrivée des Européens" part.



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