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Madison in Dane County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Black Hawk

Sauk Chief

 
 
Black Hawk Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, June 24, 2010
1. Black Hawk Marker
Inscription.  Black Hawk, Sauk chief, retreated through these grounds July 21, 1832 pursued by militia and U.S. regulars.
 
Erected 1913 by The Class of 1888, U.W.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansWars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Black Hawk War series list.
 
Location. 43° 4.565′ N, 89° 24.29′ W. Marker is in Madison, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker is on Observatory Drive 0.1 miles east of North Charter Street, on the right when traveling west. The marker is east of the Sewell Social Sciences Building and the Carillon Tower on the University of Wisconsin campus. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1180 Observatory Drive, Madison WI 53706, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Power of Ideas (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lincoln Statue (about 400 feet away); Natural Wonders (about 400 feet away); North Hall (about 500 feet away); Reform and Revolt (about 500
Black Hawk Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, June 24, 2010
2. Black Hawk Marker
With the UW Sewell Social Sciences Building in the background.
feet away); Global Vision (about 600 feet away); Rasmus Björn Anderson (about 600 feet away); Robert E. Gard Memorial Storyteller's Circle (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madison.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia entry on Black Hawk (Ma-ka-tai-me-she-kia-kiak). (Submitted on September 23, 2020.)
 
Black Hawk image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 29, 2015
3. Black Hawk
This c. 1835 portrait of Black Hawk by George Catlin hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 23, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 25, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,198 times since then and 210 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 25, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.   3. submitted on September 23, 2020, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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