|Subject: Blackhawk - pictures of a big Indian Sun Aug 09, 2020 7:15 pm|| |
Today my dad took me to see the Blackhawk statue. The statue had been under restoration and was recently completed. I took some pictures of Blackhawk who is Chief Blackhawk and some facts on signs that hang by the statue. Blackhawk is 48 feet high. Here is a little history on Blackhawk from Britannica.
Black Hawk, Indian name Ma-ka-tai-me-she-kia-kiak, (born 1767, Saukenuk [now in Rock Island, Illinois]—died October 3, 1838, village on the Des Moines River, southeastern Iowa Territory [now in northeastern Davis county, Iowa]), leader of a faction of Sauk, Fox, Kickapoo, and Ho-Chunk (Winnebago) peoples. Black Hawk and his followers contested the disposition of 50 million acres (20 million hectares) of territory that had supposedly been granted to the United States by tribal spokesmen in the Treaty of St. Louis in 1804. His decision to defy the government and attempt to reoccupy tribal lands along the Rock River in Illinois resulted in the brief but tragic Black Hawk War of 1832.
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|Subject: Re: Blackhawk - pictures of a big Indian Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:39 am|| |
What a very informative post Dylan. I have heard of this statue, but have never seen it, or knew anything about Chief Blackhawk. Now I want to bring the kids up to see him. Thanks for posting the photos.