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Dakota tribesmen killed those Sauk, Fox, and Winnebago who reached the western bank of the Mississippi. This slaughter became known as the Massacre at Bad Axe River. Prisoner of war Exhausted and demoralized, Black Hawk, White Cloud, and the remaining native resistance fighters surrendered at Fort Crawford (present-day Prairie du Chien), Wisconsin, on August 27, 1832. In his surrender speech, Black Hawk stated, “I fought hard, but your guns were well aimed. The bullets flew.... My warriors fell around me; it began to look dismal.

University of Nebraska Press, 1972. Locke, Raymond F. James Beckwourth: Mountain Man. Los Angeles: Holloway House, 1995. Marvis, B. James Beckwourth: Legends of the West. New York: Chelsea House, 1996. Sabin, Louis. Jim Beckwourth: Adventures of a Mountain Man. New York: Troll, 1993. Wilson, Elinor. Jim Beckwourth: Black Mountain Man and War Chief of the Crows. Lincoln: University of Oklahoma Press, 1972. James P. Beckwourth 15 Black Hawk Born c. 1767 Saukenuk, Virginia Colony (present-day Rock Island, Illinois) Died October 3, 1838 Iowaville, Iowa Native American resistance leader and warrior B lack Hawk was a powerful leader of the Sauk (also called Sac) and Fox American Indians located in northwestern Illinois and southern Wisconsin in the early nineteenth century.

Published as Life of Ma-ka-tai-me-she-kia-kiak, or Black Hawk, the book offered Black Hawk’s version of the wrongs that had been done to him and his people. Black Hawk died on October 3, 1838, at the age of seventy-one. Not long after his death, Black Hawk’s remains were stolen from his burial ground by a man who wanted to display them in museums and traveling shows. The governor of the Iowa Territory protested and eventually secured the remains at the Iowa Historical Society. When the society’s building burned to the ground Black Hawk was finally free of the white man’s grasp.

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