[Ads-l] Further Antedating of "Lacrosse"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Tue Sep 19 14:25:02 UTC 2023

lacrosse (OED 1867)

1835 _Evening Star_ (New York) 21 Sept. 1/7 (America's Historical Newspapers)  The Montreal Herald states that a number of Indians from the lake of the Two Mountains, and an equal number from Caughawangau, recently met on the St. Pierre race course, to contend at the game of _La Crosse_.

NOTE:  Presumably a slightly earlier occurrence of this term was in the Montreal Herald.

Fred Shapiro

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