It was in this manner that the Jesuits gained entrée to the Iroquois settlements.
Kessenich, to be fair, has also lavished the Iroquois with praise for their skills and sportsmanship in subsequent games.
If for nothing else, lacrosse matters because it reminds us the Iroquois still exist.
1660s, from French (c.1600); not an Iroquoian word, perhaps from an Algonquian language. Related: Iroquoian.