Wednesday, November 05, 2003

Forgot my history 

Kind reader Prof. Jordan Curnutt sends me information that the Blackhawk referenced by the Chicago professional hockey team (and on the uniform I mentioned Monday) is a person, not a tribe, the leader of the Sauk tribe in the early 1830s (from which we get Black Hawk's War), fought in northern Illinois. I must have missed that question on my US history exam. Many thanks, Prof. Curnutt!