Chicago Blackhawks Wood Bowtie

Chicago Blackhawks Wood Bowtie

Regular price $49.00

Chicago Blackhawks Wood Bowtie: 

This name and logo honors the memory of a great Native American chief who stood up to the injustices inflicted upon his people

HISTORY OF THE BLACKHAWKS LOGO In 1926, coffee tycoon Frederic McLaughlin was awarded an NHL franchise for a $12,000 entry fee. To build a roster, McLaughlin purchased players from the Portland Rosebuds, a franchise from the disbanding Western League. But rather than take the name of the WHL team they had purchased - as the Red Wings initially did with the name Cougars - McLaughlin wanted his own nickname. Rosebuds simply wasn't good enough for a hockey team. In World War I, McLaughlin was a commander in the 333rd machine gun battalion of the 86th division in the U.S. Army, whose members called themselves "Black Hawks." The name honored the Sauk Indian chief who sided with the British in the War of 1812. In the 1830s, Chief Black Hawk fought again against the Americans when he brought his tribe back across the Mississippi River and into Illinois to plant crops and reclaim their land. 

Traditional fabric neck tie (you choose the colour)