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Richmond, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Black Hawk (1767-1838)

 
 
Black Hawk (1767 - 1838) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, November 8, 2009
1. Black Hawk (1767 - 1838) Marker
Inscription. Black Sparrow Hawk (Ma-ka-tai-me-she-kia-kiak) led the Sauk Nation in defense of land taken from them in the 1830s. Displaced from three Midwestern locations, the Sauk resisted another federal relocation. Led by Black Hawk, the Sauk fought throughout the summer of 1832 in what has become known as the Black Hawk War. Outnumbered, the Sauk and Black Hawk surrendered and he was held in federal custody. President Andrew Jackson ordered him paraded through major cities in European clothing as punishment. In 1833, Black Hawk was interned at Richmondís Eagle Hotel, once located nearby, and at Fort Monroe in Hampton. Released later that year, he returned to his people in Illinois.
 
Erected 2005 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number SA 75.)
 
Location. 37° 32.181′ N, 77° 25.999′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of East Main Street (U.S. 60) and South 13th Street, on the right when traveling east on East Main Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Richmond VA 23219, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The First Telephone Exchange South of the Potomac River (within shouting distance of this marker); Powers-Taylor Building
S Main St & S 13th St image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, November 8, 2009
2. S Main St & S 13th St
(within shouting distance of this marker); 1200 Block East Cary Street (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 1300-1304 East Cary Street (about 400 feet away); Commercial Block (about 400 feet away); 1201 East Cary Street (about 400 feet away); Columbian Block (about 400 feet away); Bowers Brothers Coffee and Tea Building (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Richmond.
 
Also see . . .  The Blackhawk War of 1832. Abraham Lincoln Historical Digitization Project (Submitted on November 10, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Native Americans
 
Makataimeshekiakiah, or Black Hawk image. Click for full size.
By Charles Bird King, 1837
3. Makataimeshekiakiah, or Black Hawk
McKenney, Thomas Loraine and James Hall. History of the Indian Tribes of North America, with Biographical Sketches and Anecdotes, of the Principal Chiefs. Philadelphia: J. T. Bowen, 1848-1850.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 792 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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