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Cosmo wrote at 2008-02-05 12:45:32
If it is indeed the Cherokee symbol for noon (and why not the Mohican??) Then maybe it means it is always past noon, the time one can start drinking, in the Swamp?

Switzer wrote at 2010-03-07 10:16:35
The symbol on the door in the T.V series is different from those on the books and I think in fact it's a drawing of a multiload IUD and not the symbol on the W. Somerset Maughum books, although I think it is used as a nod towards it with a comedy twist symbolising hawkeye's promiscuity.

Tocsik wrote at 2010-04-25 03:47:15
It is also an ancient Moorish symbol which is supposed to bring good luck and ward off the evil eye.  

MR wrote at 2012-04-27 22:38:21
If you take a good look at the symbol you will see that it looks a lot like a B-52 bomber.  Though the movie was set during the Korean War in the 1950s, it was filmed during the Vietnam War in the late 1960s and early 70s.  As well, you will see a Bell Huey helicopter hanging from the ceiling in Colonel Blake's office.  Throughout the series there were several subliminal (and obvious) Vietnam War references.  What each reference meant was left for the viewer to decide.

MASH_fan wrote at 2015-04-11 08:20:11
That answer doesn't make any sense , as hawkeye is Mohican, a tribe completely different than Cherokee. Look to the other explanations concerning the Moorish symbols related to he author. It is a good luck symbol.  


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