Discussion in 'PatsFans.com - Patriots Fan Forum' started by WelcometothaRazor, Jan 24, 2006.
What's a Seahawk?
In Seattle, we are always glad to help.
i knew there was a helicopter called a seahawk, but i didnt think thats what the team was named after.....whaddya know??
I don't think there is actually a bird called a seahawk. I think it's a made up thing, but I could be wrong. I think they wanted a cool name, and since Seattle considers itself a maritime city, they came up with that. Ya know, like the old Seattle Pilots (could be a ship pilot or because of Boeing...) or the Seattle Mariners, etc... and they have SeaFair out here, and all kinds of other stuff, so...
Ahhhh... here we go...
I was going to go with a Seagull-like bird that ACTUALLY hunts for live food as opposed to eating after its been dead for some time?
Basically, it's just a regular old Hawk, with "Sea" added to it for "Seattle", I guess.
Sounded better than the Seattle Pigeons.
Like steel sounds better than rusted iron? Doesn't all quality steel come from Japan these days anyway?
Wow got me with that one.
Well Boston has lost what it was best known for too, all the really hardcore alcoholics come from Alaska these days.
From what I have learned from living there, and teaching the kiddo's that its
all the Representations of the different Animals on Totem Poles that the Pacific Northwest
Indians would create for their tribes and to the Gods that they believed in...So the Seahawk is a mixture of a sea/air bird like creature....It does have its own story, and this face is used alot on Totem Poles-- I just can't rememer it.....
All Totem Poles have meaning and a story to them....
example: Bear-symbol of strength
Beaver-Symbol of wealth and gives medicine power
Frogs--Symbol means bring good fortune
Salmon--Wealth, Fertility and immortality
orca whale--Bad spirit who brings destruction
thunderbird--Chief of all guardian spirits, causes thunder and lighting...
and so on....
I hope this helps alittle?
well....so its some hybrid Indian creation??
If by "indian" you mean "Coastal Salish" then yeah, I guess so
What the "Totem" poles are, usually, are basically carved cedar poles that identify the owners, inherited crests, (for lack of a better term) and a family history... However, contrary opinions aside, there is really nothing of any religious significance about Totems...
The Stylized "HawK' in the Seahawks' team logo is not an actual native design, but is designed in a native style...
I'm not aware of any actual "Seahawk" type creation by the salish. (My knowledge isn't from teaching, but actually having large numbers of Salish friends, whom I spent lots of time with at coastal gatehrings, potlatches, etc...)
how did you come about that crew? i never have even heard of Salish....but then again ive never been west of chicago
some moree edumacation
there you go, patschick.
i've been there a couple times, got to spend a few days. if youse haven't been to the pacific northwest, GO. nice experrience, and reminder thyt this crowded, dirty, huddled-together lifestyle here in the east is NOT the way other americans live their lives.
so seattle is unlikee any city in the northeast---it is surely cosmopolitan--bur there's a 14,000 foot mountain hanging over the city -- the sky is huge.
seahawk---the figure on the helmets is actually a traditional representatioon of an osprey. "seahawk", WHICH DOES NOT EXIST, is a name that won a community contest. logo, colors, art, all that stuff was created by the franchise in collaboration with the area indian nations.
chesk out link below.
Well, the Salish Culture is basically the American/Canadian Indians of the Northwest - there's Coastal Salish, Salish, Haida, Tlingit, Aleut, and many others out this way - various tribes make up the Salish cultures...
It's interesting to learn about, as my family is from an eastern woodlands culture, so a pacific coast culture is very different (but even some of the similarities are striking...).
Anyway... that's how I came about this crew - living around and among them for many many years
That's not a mountain - it's a volcano - and ya DON'T wanna be here when it goes. (In fact several of the mountains you can see in the area are active volcanoes :rocker: )
big sky people
it must be a very diverse community. seems that the territory stretches from coeur d'alene to the coast. mountain folks, farming, cattle, ocean. are there tribes within the nation, or is it a tribe itself?
Well, "Salish" is a cultural construct, as is "Coastal Salish". It's basically a large number of tribes with similar or identical cultures. "Salish", obviously, is the inland tribes (yes, all the way out into coeur d'alene area etc..) while the "Coastal Salish" are the coastal tribes, including the peninsula, and up into BC and maybe Alaska, and south into Oregon...
so is seattle the only major city within an 8 or 900 mile radius? you'd think they'd have a HUGE fanbase out there....
what a mystery that city is to the rest of the country now that i think about it....it really is out there
i REALLY want to see Vancouver though..
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