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Black Hawk


The Chicago Blackhawks, who seek to end their 49 year old Stanley Cup drought this week, were named after their first owner’s military unit, the 86th Infantry Division, nicknamed the Blackhawk Division. The division was named after Chief Black Hawk of the Sauk American Indian tribe.  Black Hawk resisted U.S. settlement in Illinois and led his tribe in several conflicts against U.S. militia.  The 1832 Black Hawk War bears his name and sealed his place as a tragic hero in Illinois and Wisconsin history. His name not only lives on in hockey but in businesses and schools all across the region where his followers fled from and fought against the population whose descendents revere his memory.

Written by ltao

June 7th, 2010 at 1:20 am

Posted in sports