The Houston Rockets have inspired me to write of the history of the Mohawk.
In America.. the popularized version of the Mohawk started with :
via www.freewebs.com....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. 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. 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."  During World War II, members of the Allied Airborne soldiers (specifically the 101st Airborne Division - the "Screaming Eagles") shaved their hair into Mohawks.
Punk 'movement' in the 1980's popularized this hairstyle and today several renditions of the original due are the fauxhawk and eurohawk (lol).
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..