Born c. 1767
Saukenuk, Virginia Colony
(present-day Rock Island, Illinois)
Died October 3, 1838
Native American resistance leader and warrior
Black Hawk. (The Granger C...
A Native American war chief, Black Hawk (1767-1838) led his people, the Sauk, in a noble fight to preserve their tribal lands in Illinois, Wisconsin, and Missouri.At the great Sauk village on the Rock...
In the essay that follows, Sweet discusses the role of Native American masculine identity in the autobiography of Black Hawk, a Sauk warrior who was defeated by the U. S. army in 1832.