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james laverance

Inuit Ice-Hockey History

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More on the Inuit and it's place in the history of Ice-Hockey...

 

The first is an excerpt from a book written in 1866.

 

"The children drive the babies along in miniature sledges, the boys play at hockey with rib-bones and leather balls. "

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The second is from 1890 based on Dr.Kane's arctic travel's earlier on in the century.(1840's)

 

They are acquainted with several kinds of games, both of strength and skill, and are fond of dances, which are often very indecent. One of their games resembled our cat's cradle, and Kane saw the children in Smith's Sound playing hockey on the ice. 

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The third is a picture with a description from 1857.

 

"The leap-frog and the bat and ball, with many other games of the present day, were all played by the Ancient-Briton boys in this country 1800 years ago. So, too, amongst the Esquimaux, who live amidst the snow and ice of the northern parts of America, their merry and noisy games are the same that the boys are playing in our English lanes and streets. Here we have a picture of some of them playing at ball, or perhaps at hockey."

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On 5/5/2017 at 8:53 PM, james laverance said:

More on the Inuit and it's place in the history of Ice-Hockey...

 

The first is an excerpt from a book written in 1866.

 

"The children drive the babies along in miniature sledges, the boys play at hockey with rib-bones and leather balls. "

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The second is from 1890 based on Dr.Kane's arctic travel's earlier on in the century.(1840's)

 

They are acquainted with several kinds of games, both of strength and skill, and are fond of dances, which are often very indecent. One of their games resembled our cat's cradle, and Kane saw the children in Smith's Sound playing hockey on the ice. 

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The third is a picture with a description from 1857.

 

"The leap-frog and the bat and ball, with many other games of the present day, were all played by the Ancient-Briton boys in this country 1800 years ago. So, too, amongst the Esquimaux, who live amidst the snow and ice of the northern parts of America, their merry and noisy games are the same that the boys are playing in our English lanes and streets. Here we have a picture of some of them playing at ball, or perhaps at hockey."

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 Very nice find. I have heard the same thing in the past, the Inuit were quite fond of hockey. I have the utmost respect for the original inhabitants. They are a huge part of early North American culture.

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