Chicago Blackhawks logo history
In 2008, the Chicago Blackhawks logo was recognized the best in the NHL according to a quiz of fans of the League. “It is the very recognizable emblem, which carries a special message and inspires rivals to countless imitations. The logo gives the feeling of pride and duty towards him and looks great on a T-shirt and a baseball cap”, the polling organizers said.
Vivid color appeared in the logo in 1935. The leader’s face was painted in red. But later it was considered to be incorrect in relation to the Indians, and in 1941, designers made the skin swarthy.
But some Native Americans still do not approve this logo and the idea of using Indian culture for entertainment purposes. Sometimes it causes a serious scandal.
In 1926, the year the club appeared, the Chicago Blackhawks team logo was created by Irene Castle, the wife of the team’s founder and coffee tycoon Major Frederick McLaughlin.
The hero of the emblem is the military leader of the Indian Sauk tribe. He participated in The War of 1812 (1812–1815) between the United States, the United Kingdom on the side of the British Empire. In 1832, he led the military actions of Saukies and Foxes against the United States. The man was a notable figure in the history of Illinois, where the club is based.
In the original version, the Chicago Blackhawks logo was black and white and contained an inscription “black hawks”, which means the nickname of the team “Chicago Blackhawks”. The name was invented by McLaughlin, who was a commander of the 333rd machine-gun battalion of the 86th Division of the US Army during the First World War. Its members call themselves “Black Hawks.”
Chicago Blackhawks logo colors
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