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Encyclopedia > War Chant
Fans do the "Tomahawk Chop" at a Braves Game

The war chant is a traditional melody and gesture associated with the Florida State University, specifically its Florida State Seminoles athletic teams. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1119x746, 240 KB) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1119x746, 240 KB) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Look up melody in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... This article includes a list of works cited or a list of external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... Florida State University (commonly referred to as Florida State or FSU)[7] is a public research university located in Tallahassee. ... The Florida State Seminoles are the mens and womens sports teams of Florida State University. ...


The melody is from the Florida State Marching Chiefs Band's "War Chant" cheer. Seminole fans began the tradition of continuing the melody of the war chant after the band had stopped playing during a home football game versus Auburn University on October 13, 1984. The gesture, known as "the Tomahawk Chop," or simply "the chop," is a motion involving a repetitious bend of the arm at the elbow intended to symbolize a tomahawk swinging down. The chop was embraced by fans as an integral part of the war chant, and by the 1986 football season the war chant was one of the most widely recognized Seminole traditions. Since 1949, the name Marching Chiefs has served as the official title of the marching band of The Florida State University. ... Auburn University (AU or Auburn) is a state university located in Auburn, Alabama, USA. With more than 24,100 students and 1,200 faculty, it is the largest university in the state,[5] and according to U.S. News & World Report, has a selectivity rating of more selective. ... is the 286th day of the year (287th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... Native American Afraid of Hawk, holding a tomahawk A tomahawk is a type of axe native to North America, traditionally resembling a hatchet with a straight shaft. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ...


The tradition followed Atlanta Braves baseball player, and former Seminoles football and baseball player, Deion Sanders to Atlanta where it was adopted and renamed the "tomahawk chop." Next, the NFL football team, the Kansas City Chiefs adopted it after hearing the Northwest Missouri State marching band perform the war chant while the Chiefs players were warming up for a game against the San Diego Chargers. In recent years, the Braves have played a clip of the Florida State Marching Chiefs' playing the chant song during games. Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) East Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 21, 35, 41, 42, 44 Name Atlanta Braves (1966–present) Milwaukee Braves (1953-1965) Boston Braves (1941-1952) Boston Bees (1936-1940) Boston Braves (1912-1935) Boston Rustlers (1911) Boston Doves (1907-1910) Boston... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... This article is about the sport. ... Deion Luwynn Sanders (born August 9, 1967 in Fort Myers, Florida) is a former National Football League cornerback, Major League Baseball outfielder, and is currently an NFL Network commentator. ... NFL redirects here. ... City Kansas City, Missouri Team colors Red, white and yellow Head Coach Herman Edwards Owner The Hunt Family (Clark Hunt, chairman)[1] General manager Carl Peterson Mascot K.C. Wolf (1989-present) Warpaint (1963-1988) League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League... Northwest Missouri State University is a state-assisted, four-year regional university in Maryville, Missouri. ... “Chargers” redirects here. ...


The University of Illinois, also has a cheer called the "War Chant." However, Illinois' War Chant is different in that it does not involve the same gesture or melody used by Florida State and the Atlanta Braves. The Illini's version involves a faster paced version of the song with a slightly different melody, and clapping above one's head to every drum beat. A Corner of Main Quad The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC, U of I, or simply Illinois), is the oldest, largest, and most prestigious campus in the University of Illinois system. ...


Sydney FC's The Cove also do the Chop. It was started spontaneously during a match when the Cove drummer start the drum beat and fellow Cove members quickly caught on with the chant. Sydney FC, founded in 2004, is an Australian football (soccer) club based in Sydney and competes in Australias premier competition, the A-League. ...


The "War Chant" is also used by many high school bands as a fight song especially if their nicknames is either Braves, Chiefs, Indians, or Seminoles.


Some have charged that the Tomahawk chop gesture is demeaning to Native Americans. Nonetheless, many teams continue to promote it.


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