The Black Hawk War of 1832
ISBN/ASIN: 0806138114,9780806138114 | 2007 | English | pdf | 275/289 pages | 10.0 Mb
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press | Author: Patrick J. Jung | Edition: First
In 1832, facing white expansion, the Sauk warrior Black Hawk attempted to forge a pan-Indian alliance that would preserve the homelands of the confederated Sauk and Fox tribes on the eastern bank of the Mississippi. However, the ensuing war with the United States decimated Black Hawk's band. The conflict has captured the imagination of historians for more than a century, and Patrick J. Jung here re-examines its causes, course, and consequences. Correcting mistakes that plagued previous histories, Jung focuses on the complex nature of Indian resistance and the role of intertribal conflict in the war.