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    Price: $1,100.00

    Brian Morgan


    Year: 2015 Medium: Vinyl, Acrylic, India Ink on Board Size: 20" x 16"


    Black Hawk (1767 – 1838) was a fierce war leader and warrior of the Sauk American Indian tribe living in what is now the Midwest. After the U.S. government and settlers took most of his peoples land, Black Hawk tried to resettle tribal land in Illinois. He led a band of Sauk warriors in a brief conflict against Fort Dearborn and the fledgling settlement called Chicago during the Black Hawk War of 1832. After three months of fighting, Black Hawk and his people were defeated. The great leader surrendered and was imprisoned until 1933. In that year, the Indians ceded the last of their lands in northeastern Illinois, paving the way for the development of the Chicago area.

    “The Blackhawk war was the culminating point of settlement of the Northwest. The first waves of emigration had reached the hunting grounds of the Mississippi Indians, and Blackhawk attempted to drive them back, but only brought swift destruction on his tribe, and opened to the eyes of the world one of its most desirable sections of country,” wrote the Chicago Tribune in 1869.

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