Ross Powless. Lacrosse
Series: Chiefs and Champions
Born in 1926, Ross Powless became a "warrior" of lacrosse by bringing excitement and interest back to the sport at a time when it was declining. Able to trace the birth of lacrosse back to his ancestors from Six Nations, Ross was encouraged to play fair and enjoy the game. He built his talent on hard work and determination, and became known as the player you wanted on your team. During his career, he received just about every honour available to a lacrosse player. He twice received the Tom Longboat Award as outstanding Canadian Aboriginal athlete and was inducted into the Lacrosse Hall of Fame along with his son Gaylord. They are the only father/son combination in the Hall.