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Prophetstown in Whiteside County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Wabokieshiek, White Cloud The Prophet

 
 
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August 22, 2018
1. Wabokieshiek, White Cloud The Prophet Marker
Inscription.  Native Americans lived along the lower portion of the Rock River for thousands of years. Through time they were drawn to the area's abundance of fish and wild game and its ability to grow domesticated plants. During the early 1800's, the Sauk lived in villages at and near Prophetstown.

Wabokieshiek, (White Cloud, "The Prophet" circa 1790-1841) was an advisor to Black Hawk. This area known as the "Prophet's Village," was burned by Capt Abraham Lincoln's Company during the Black Hawk War. 1832--Black Hawk and Wabokieshiek were captured in WI.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansSettlements & SettlersWars, US Indian. A significant historical year for this entry is 1832.
 
Location. 41° 40.381′ N, 89° 56.047′ W. Marker is in Prophetstown, Illinois, in Whiteside County. Marker is at the intersection of East Riverside Drive and Market Street, on the right when traveling west on East Riverside Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Prophetstown IL 61277, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Prophetstown State Park (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line);
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Prophetstown (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lyndon Bridge (approx. 2.7 miles away); Tampico Soldiers Monument (approx. 8.2 miles away); 106 Main Street (approx. 8.2 miles away); 110 Main Street (approx. 8.2 miles away); 122 Main Street (approx. 8.2 miles away); 124 Main Street (approx. 8.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Prophetstown.
 
Additional keywords. Ho-Chunk (Winnebago); Sauk (Sac)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 1, 2019. It was originally submitted on March 30, 2019. This page has been viewed 554 times since then and 149 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on March 30, 2019. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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