The Black Hawk War of 1832

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University of Oklahoma Press, Aug 1, 2008 - History - 275 pages
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In 1832, facing white expansion, the Sauk warrior Black Hawk attempted to forge a pan-Indian alliance to preserve the homelands of the confederated Sauk and Fox tribes on the eastern bank of the Mississippi. Here, Patrick J. Jung re-examines the causes, course, and consequences of the ensuing war with the United States, a conflict that decimated Black Hawk's band. Correcting mistakes that plagued previous histories, and drawing on recent ethnohistorical interpretations, Jung shows that the outcome can be understood only by discussing the complexity of intertribal rivalry, military ineptitude, and racial dynamics.

  

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Contents

The Storm Clouds Gather
33
Rumors of War
51
Sketch of the Winnebago Prophet by George Catlin
57
The Thunderbirds First Roar
69
Portrait of General Henry Atkinson
71
3 Tintype of General Samuel Whiteside
81
Engraving of Colonel Zachary Taylor
85
5 Photograph of Shabonna shortly before death
87
IO Lithograph of General Milton K Alexander
115
Engraving of President Andrew Jackson
119
Painting of temporary federal fort at Dixons Ferry
122
The Silence and the Fury
127
13 Portrait of General Winfield Scott
140
14 Sketch of the area around Lake Koshkonong
147
15 Order of the Battle of Wisconsin Heights
150
Depiction of an Indian scalp dance
151

Daguerreotype of Major Isaiah Stillman
90
The Eye of the Storm
93
7 Lithograph of Governor John Reynolds of Illinois
99
Sketch of Henry Dodge as commander of Mounted Rangers
102
9 Battle of Pecatonica 11 1
105
17 Sketch of an Indian with scalplock
152
The ThunderbirdsLast Flight
160
The Calm after the Storm
190
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About the author (2008)

Patrick J. Jung is Assistant Professor of History at the Milwaukee School of Engineering, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and the author of numerous articles on military and American Indian history.

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