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Black Hawk, Sauk Indian

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Creator: Catlin, George, 1796-1872

Date: 1832

Level of Description: Item

Material Type: Photograph

Call Number: E99 S23.I BH *001

Unit ID: 209787

Summary: This portrait, painted by the well-known artist George Catlin, depicts the fierce leader of the Sauk and Fox tribe after his arrest in 1832. Black Hawk and some of his tribe had resisted their removal to lands west of the Mississippi River, but the Black Hawk War, as it came to be known, ended in defeat. The original of this portrait is on exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery, which is part of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. The Sauk and Fox would eventually be relocated to Kansas.

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Title (Main title): Black Hawk, Sauk Indian


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General Note: This image is owned by the Smithsonian, but was included in the the Emigrant Indian Resource Packet published by the KSHS.