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ERIC Number: ED173027
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-May-21
Pages: 66
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Black Hawk. The Story of an American Indian.
Cunningham, Maggi
Born in 1767, Black Hawk was the last great war leader of the Sauk Indians, who lived in the Rock River valley in Illinois. By age 25, he was a famed warrior and leader of his people who raided neighboring tribes until a period of peace and prosperity began about 1800. Various treaties of which the Sauk knew and understood very little deprived the tribe of their lands and paved the way for settlements. By 1831 the Sauk were forced off their land under the leadership of Black Hawk's lifelong rival, Keokuk, favored by the United States government. In 1832, Black Hawk led many of his people in a series of unsuccessful battles to reclaim their land. Black Hawk surrendered and was imprisoned after the Battle of the Bad Axe. The Indian leader met President Andrew Jackson before being returned to the Sauk reservation. Unhappy, Black Hawk left the settlement and in 1838 died in Iowa, named the "Hawkeye State" in his honor. Details of Sauk life and culture and nineteenth century American history are revealed in the biography, one of a series about American Indian leaders. The book is intended for grades 5 and up. (SB)
Dillon Press, Inc., 500 South Third Street, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55415 ($5.95)
Publication Type: Books; Creative Works; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Black Hawk; Illinois; Sauk (Tribe)
Note: Not available in hard copy due to publisher's preference