The Black Hawk War begins (59 words)
Historical Context Note
Black Hawk, chief of the Sauk Indians, crosses the Mississippi River to plant corn on the tribe's old fields in Illinois, after his community has failed to support itself in the new land they were given in Iowa. Capt. The Sauk surrendered in August, after many older men, women, and children were massacred in Wisconsin while carrying white flags.10877 The Black Hawk War begins 2 Historical context notes are intended to give basic and preliminary information on a topic. In some cases they will be expanded into longer entries as the Literary Encyclopedia evolves.
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Editors. "The Black Hawk War begins". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 March 2010
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