Chicago Blackhawks Logos History

The Chicago Blackhawks is one of the Original Six NHL teams. The franchise came to Chicago in 1926 when Major Frederick McLaughlin, a local coffee millionaire, purchased the Western Canadian Hockey League’s Portland (Oregon) Rosebuds and moved the team to Chicago. Major Frederick McLaughlin was a commander with the Blackhawk Division during World War I. He was aware that the 19th-century Midwest was plagued by bloody wars between the colonists and the Native Americans. One of the legendary figures of Indian wars was the leader of the Black Hawk tribe. The Chicago Blackhawks logo depicts the Indian’s head for this reason. Since 1986, the team spells the nickname as Blackhawks instead of 2 words Black Hawks.

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