|History of Native Hockey|
|Monday, 20 April 2009|
Ice hockey was first observed by Europeans being played by Micmac Indians in Nova Scotia in the late 1600's.
Hockey's roots have been debated among hockey historians for years.
While the evolution of hockey to the game as we know it today probably
has a variety of influences, many tribes throughout North American
played a version of field hockey which involved some type of "puck" or
ball, and curved wooden sticks. Ice hockey was first observed by
Europeans being played by Micmac Indians in Nova Scotia in the late
1600's. It was called ricket by the Natives. The game was played
utilizing a frozen road apple as the first puck. Eventually, they began
to carve pucks from cherrywood, which was the puck of preference until
late in the century when rubber imported by Euro-Americans replaced the
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