Topic: Sauk

Biography of Black Hawk

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Black Hawk (Ma´katawimeshekā´käa, from ma´katäwi ‘it is black, mishi ‘big,’ kā´käa the name referring to the description of a bird, or sparrow hawk.­ W. J.) A subordinate chief of the Sauk and Fox Indians and leader in the Black Hawk wars of 1832. He was born at the Sauk village at the mouth of Rock River, Illinois, in 1767, and belonged to the Thunder gens of the Sauk tribe. When only 15 years of age he distinguished himself in war; and before he was 17, at the...

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Black Hawk Indian War

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now On the 12th of April, 1832, soon after our arrival at Rock Island on a visit to relatives, (the family of Col. Geo. Davenport) a steamboat came down from Galena with officers to Fort Armstrong, for the purpose of laying in supplies and medical stores for a brigade then being formed at that place. One regiment, composed principally of miners, who had abandoned their mines and came in to offer their services as soldiers in the field, were unanimous in the election of Henry Dodge as Colonel. They had long known him as a worthy, brave and accomplished gentleman, the soul of honor, and hence would be an intrepid soldier. A Visit to Colonel DixonAt Wisconsin HeightsAt Yellow BanksAutobiography of Black HawkAutobiography of Black Hawk or Ma-Ka-Tai-Me-She-Kia-KiakBattle of PecatonicaBlack Hawk Addresses His PeopleBlack Hawk as a Young BraveBlack Hawk Indian WarBlack Hawk Tower Re-visitedBlack Hawk’s Last VisitBlack Hawk’s Removal to the Des Moines RiverBlack Hawk’s TowerBlack Hawks BirthBoarding the Steamboat “Warrior”Council ConvenedDifficulties with the IowaFifty Years AgoFight at Apple River FortFox Murderers WantedGeneral Atkinson’s ReportGeneral Gaines Enters Rock RiverGeneral Scott Arrives at ChicagoGood News I had HeardGreat Chief at St. LouisGreat Feast for the PotawattomiKellogg’s Grove FortKeokuk Barters our RightsKilbourn’s Narrative, A Reminiscence of Black HawkMajor Dement’s Battle with the IndiansMedicine Bag of my ForefathersMeetings with...

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