July 29, 2011

Crooked Arrows announces lacrosse team

Crooked Arrows Casts its Native American Team (Pictures and Video)The game of lacrosse was, of course, invented by the Six Nations tribes of the Iroquois Confederacy: the Oneida, Mohawk, Onondaga, Cayuga, Seneca, and Tuscarora. Crooked Arrows will be the first film ever to showcase the game invented by these tribes, now widely played by male and female athletes of all backgrounds all over the U.S.

Today, we’re very happy to showcase and announce the talented Native American lacrosse athletes that will be featured in Crooked Arrows as our hero team.
The players that will make up the Crooked Arrows team are, as pictured (L-R). Back Row: Aaron Printup, Tuscarora; Shaye Thomas, Onondaga; Alex Cook, Mohawk; James Bissell, Tuscarora; Emmitt Printup, Tuscarora; Ty Thompson, Mohawk. Front Row: Tyler Hill, Mohawk; Derek Bennett, Onondaga; Orris Edwards, Onondaga; Miles Thompson, Onondaga; Lyle Thompson, Onondaga; Cree Cathers, Onondaga; Michael Hudson, Mohawk.

Crooked Arrows Co-Producer Ernie Stevens III of the Oneida tribe will be coordinating the movie’s Native American community marketing, publicity and philanthropy outreach programs. Here’s a video from Stevens himself who speaks about the Native Americas aspect of the film, featuring some lacrosse action from our very own Crooked Arrows team:

Plus a video of the players trying out:

Comment:  It's funny how they didn't have much trouble filling every role with a Native--except the lead role.

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