Black Hawk, born Ma-ka-tai-me-she-kia-kiak (1767 – October 3, 1838), was a band leader and warrior of the Sauk Native American tribe in what is now the Midwest of the United States. Black Hawk (Sauk leader)
|Known for||Black Hawk War|
Native Languages of the Americas: Mesquakie-Sauk (Sac and Fox) Language: Mesquakie-Sauk is an Algonquian language spoken by about 800 Indians, mostly Fox, in the American Midwest. The two dialects, Mesquakie ( spoken by the Meskwaki, or Fox) and Sauk ( spoken by the Asakiwaki, or Sac), are mutually intelligible.
Which Indian group fought removal in Black Hawk’s War? the removal of Cherokee Indians from Georgia to Indian Territory.
Black Hawk was a war chief and leader of the Sauk tribe in the Midwest of the United States. He was known more for being a war leader, a “captain of his actions” than he was a tribal chief. Black Hawk earned his credentials by leading raids and war parties in his youth.
Members of Black Hawk’s family have spoken out opposing the use of Black Hawk as a mascot and caricature logo. Since July 2020, headdresses have been banned from being worn at Blackhawk home games.
The Indian Removal Act was signed into law by President Andrew Jackson on May 28, 1830, authorizing the president to grant lands west of the Mississippi in exchange for Indian lands within existing state borders.
Andrew Jackson, from Tennessee, was a forceful proponent of Indian removal. In 1814 he commanded the U.S. military forces that defeated a faction of the Creek nation. In their defeat, the Creeks lost 22 million acres of land in southern Georgia and central Alabama.
Native reservations have sovereignty laws that mean tribes can bypass state law when it comes to gambling. So these are the only two casinos in Colorado outside of the permitted towns of Central City, Black Hawk and Cripple Creek. Each casino below is authorized and run by members of the Southern Ute Tribe.
The resulting unrest led to the Black Hawk War (1832; see Black Hawk), after which the Sauk were forced to relinquish more territory. They moved to Iowa, then Kansas, and finally settled in Indian Territory (Oklahoma) at the end of the 19th century.
Black Hawk War
|Date||April 6 – August 27, 1832|
|Location||Illinois and Michigan Territory|
|Result||United States victory|
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.
In the spring of 1868 a conference was held at Fort Laramie, in present day Wyoming, that resulted in a treaty with the Sioux. This treaty was to bring peace between the whites and the Sioux who agreed to settle within the Black Hills reservation in the Dakota Territory.
NRHP reference No. The Eternal Indian, sometimes called the Black Hawk Statue, is a 48-foot (14.6 m) sculpture by Lorado Taft located in Lowden State Park, near the city of Oregon, Illinois.