Antedating of "Lacrosse"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sun Feb 2 03:30:45 UTC 2014

lacrosse (OED 1867)

1844 _Spirit of the Times_ 7 Sept. 327 (American Periodical Series)  The race was followed by the Indian game of La Crosse, much resembling the game in Scotland termed "shinty."

Fred Shapiro

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