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Miles and Lyle Thompson play lacrosse as a means of showing respect to the Creator. The mythological god of their Iroquois culture is deeply rooted in the sport — which evolved hundreds of years before the United States even existed — from a symbolic representation of warfare between tribes into a means for Native Americans to get a college education. In an interview last year, Lyle Thompson said lacrosse was “part of our religion; it’s ...

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