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5/15/2009 JD- History of the Mohawk

The Houston Rockets have inspired me to write of the history of the Mohawk.

In America.. the popularized version of the Mohawk started with :

 

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....The Mohawk Tribe get their name from Mohowa or  "man eaters" . They were around untill the Dutch and French  showed up .. and well the rest is American History 101.

 

The Clonycavan Man, a 2000-year-old male bog body found near Dublin, Ireland, was found to be wearing a Mohawk, held together with plant oil and pine resin imported from southwestern France or Spain.[1] The Mohawk, which can also be known as "Moonhawk" in some countries, is often thought to have been worn by the Mahican and Mohawk tribes, but the name may be a misnomer; it is believed that the Wyandot were the first Native American tribe to wear the hairstyle, but early French explorers mistook them for the Mohawk tribe[citation needed]. Many other accounts of Native American cultures however claim that 'In times of war, Mohawk men shaved their heads except for a scalplock or a crest down the center of their head—the hairstyle known as a roach or a "Mohawk." [2] During World War II, members of the Allied Airborne soldiers (specifically the 101st Airborne Division - the "Screaming Eagles") shaved their hair into Mohawks.[3]

 

(wikipedia.com)

 

Punk 'movement' in the 1980's popularized this hairstyle and today several renditions of the original due are the fauxhawk and eurohawk (lol).

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oh and  i want to put a pic of my son's hair cut in here.. this is his baseball number ..... this HAS to be some sort of punishment..

 

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