Lacrosse Warrior by Wendy A. lewis

Other Books Published by Wendy A. Lewis

Plastic makes perfct (2007)

Figure it out (2002)

Reluctant farmer (2001)

About lands end (1989)



Lacrosse warrior is a biography on the legend Gaylord Powless. It all starts with his father Ross Powless who was a star lacrosse player who grew up playing the game on his native tribe in Canada. The difference between lacrosse now and then is very different. The game was played to settle arguments and other issues going on between all the other tribes. Gaylord grew up with 12 other siblings and worked hard at his sport, school, and around the house. He used to run miles to get his lungs and legs strong to out run his opponent. Although he was treated differently on the field because he was a native playing in non- native leagues. His skill is what will get him through the violent sport of lacrosse.


Gaylord's Mohawk ancestors moved to Canada from new York state after the American revolution. They were part of the Iroquois confederacy, a peaceful union of six nations: the Mohawk, Senca, Cayuga, Oneida, Onondaga, and Tuscarora nations. (Lewis12)

The Powless boys had a ton of fun playing together." It was like being in the backyard again," said Richard. They knew each others moves. They used plays they had practiced for years. each shift they scored goals. " It was perfect lacrosse, great teamwork," said Richard." (lewis96)

My OPinion

Overall I thought this was a very good book on how the game of lacrosse used to be played. It was a pretty easy read because it wasn't that long and I enjoyed reading about the history of my favorite sport. Also learning about some of the best lacrosse players to play the game was very interesting as well. I gave this book a 4/5 because it was an easy read but the material that was presented was very interesting. I'd recommend this book to anyone who loves the sport of lacrosse like I do.

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