Illustration of Sauk leader Chief Black Hawk

Illustration of Sauk leader Chief Black Hawk

CBS Chicago Posts History of NHL Blackhawks’ American Indian Namesake

The NHL Stanley Cup Finals between Original Six clubs Boston Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks, the first O6 finals matchup since 1979 (Rangers-Canadiens), has been thrilling, entertaining hockey. Chicago took a wild Game 4 6-5 Wednesday night in another contest that had to go to sudden-death overtime to decide the winner. The best-of-seven series is now knotted at two games apiece and headed back to the Windy City Saturday, June 22, for pivotal Game 5 (face off is 8 p.m./ET and will air on NBC; check local listings to confirm coverage in your area).

Amid all the excitment have been stirrings regarding Chicago's use of an American Indian logo and name. Compared to the use of Redskins by Dan Snyder's Washington, D.C. NFL team, though, the attention on and analysis of Blackhawks has been negligble. Should that be the case?

Today, the CBS Chicago website made an effort to present some history of the man whose name is being used by the city's NHL franchise: Chief Black Hawk. An interesting, small gesture. To read the article, click HERE.

And read more on the use of the Blackhawks logo and name here:

Wearing Someone Else's Culture: More on the Chicago Blackhawks

Why Is the Chicago Blackhawks Logo Okay but Washington Redskins Racist?

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