By John P Bowes
The removing of Black Hawk and his band of Sauk and Fox indians basically opened a lot of what used to be then the Northwest Territory of the USA to white payment. This paintings unearths how the Black Hawk battle culminated in a last conflict at undesirable awl River in Wisconsin that used to be so brutal that many neighborhood tribes fled to the West.
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They could then choose the location for their grant in sections set aside for that purpose within Arkansas, Missouri, or Illinois. The area opened to white settlement in Illinois was located between the Illinois and Mississippi rivers. The arrival of new settlers in the southern and central portion of Illinois did not immediately aﬀect the Sauks and Mesquakies. Their villages, ﬁelds, and livelihood were threatened more by those men who ﬂocked to the northwestern part of the state to mine lead. The presence of lead in the area had never been a secret, and the Indians had proﬁted from this resource for decades.
At this time, tensions were rising because of the encroachment of American settlers on Ho-Chunk, or Winnebago, lands in the lead mining region. The following excerpts come from a letter that Street wrote to Governor Ninian Edwards of Illinois. The Indians had been soured by the conduct of the vast number of adventurers ﬂocking to and working the lead mines of Fever River. Those who went by land, by far the greater part, passed through the Winnebago country. Many of them had great contempt for “naked Indians,” and behaved low, gross, and like blackguards amongst them.
S. oﬃcials knew his name, but he had earned a position Sauk Leadership Fragments among the leading men as a warrior, not as a diplomat or a civil chief. Black Hawk’s ﬁrst notable exploit as a warrior came at the age of 15, when he killed an enemy in battle for the ﬁrst time. He and his father, Pyesa, had joined a Sauk war party against the Osage, and the young Black Hawk took the scalp of an Osage warrior. Upon his return to Saukenuk, Black Hawk participated in a scalp dance for the ﬁrst time and began his rise to glory.
Black Hawk and the War of 1832: Removal in the North (Landmark Events in Native American History) by John P Bowes