- Series: Lorimer Recordbooks
- Imprint: James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers
- Publication Date: 14 December 2011
- Copyright Year: 2011
- ISBN: 9781552770023
- Page Count: 120
- Dimensions: 4.25" x 7"
- Interest ages: 12-18
- Reading level: Grade 4
The Life of Mohawk Lacrosse Champion Gaylord Powless
Wendy Lewis tells the compelling story of how Mohawk lacrosse champion Gaylord Powless coped with brutal checking and racism during his career.
Gaylord Powless was playing lacrosse by the age of three. His father was a famous player who taught Gaylord everything he knew. But Gaylord's tremendous skill and native ancestry made him a target on and off the lacrosse floor. Gaylord learned that the best revenge was to improve his game. He became a standard for sportsmanship and skill and a pioneer in promoting equality for Canadian athletes of all ethnic backgrounds.
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About the Author
". . . Lacrosse Warrior is both a fine contribution to the "Recordbooks" series and to the literature about First Nations figures. Recommended.
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