FamILLy is getting uncomfortably close to Row The Boat territory, but as long as it stays on the right side of that line, knock yourselves out
Pow Wow, the Indian boy,Loved all the animals and the woods;I think our columns, the way we can tie it into the logo, the specificity of ILLINOISANS who died and - yes - the connection (arguable to what degree if that’s something that for some reason interests you) to the nickname Fighting Illini … coupled with the COMPLETE lack of identity our logos and such currently have … makes our situation a bit different. Those schools aren’t in search of the same things we are, and I therefore think it’s an opportunity for us in a way it isn’t for them.
Who cares what Fighting Illini originally meant? We completely scrapped any identity with the Native American tribes of our state long ago now, and we even removed songs like the War Chant that absolutely didn’t have to be associated with the Chief at all … for God’s sake, we completely made it up, and it doesn’t have words! Lol, repurpose it!
The opposition to the Doughboy on any grounds other than just not liking the aesthetics outed the people who simply want to complain vs. those who took offense to the Chief, IMO.
Okay, toss the lyrics in the trash, ~condemn them~ and play the same music. If people are bored and listless enough to care, tell them to kick rocks. It was a cool melody.Pow Wow, the Indian boy,Loved all the animals and the woods;
Pow Wow, the Indian boy,Loved all the animals and the woods;
Pow Wow was a friend Of all the animals in the woods;
If there was any trouble, He would help them if he could;
If Pow Wow couldn't help them, He would go to the Medicine Man,
And he would tell them stories Just how it all began,
All began, all began. . . .