The Nuttall Encyclopedia
The national game of Canada, of Indian derivation; is played twelve a side, each armed with a long-handled racquet or crosse, the object of the game being to drive an india-rubber ball through the opponents' goal.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'La Crosse'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/l/la-crosse.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.