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Near Black River Falls in Jackson County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Andrew Blackhawk

Wa Kon Ja Xhenu

 

—Born October 10, 1896 Died November 15, 1971 —

 
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By J.R. Manning, September 15, 2017
1. Marker Detail
Inscription. This plaque commemorates the memory and deed of Andrew Blackhawk who gave the land of the current Winnebago powwow grounds to his tribe with the hope that it would be used by his people for a common gathering site. This 10 acres of land became Winnebago tribal property on January 24, 1952 for the specific use of ceremonial and recreational purpose. The land was given at a time when there was much dissension among tribal members and Andrew hoped a common gathering ground would draw his people back into a "community." A proud tribal member, Andrew was also a distinguished Veteran of the United States Army and selflessly served his people and his country in World War I from November 7, 1917 to May 9, 1919. The Winnebago American Legion Post 129 is named in his honor. In Andrew's recognition, the Andrew Blackhawk American Legion Auxiliary Unit 129 proudly donates this plaque, to commemorate this kind gesture that has been enjoyed by many Winnebagoes and others. It is hoped that this fine example of citizenship and traditional Winnebago philosophy will be remembered by many current and future generations as they enjoy each other's company. It was the intent of Andrew that this be so.
 
Erected 1989 by Donated by the Andrew Blackhawk American Legion Auxiliary Unit 129.
 
Location.
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By J.R. Manning, September 15, 2017
2. Andrew Blackhawk Marker
44° 20.131′ N, 90° 44.287′ W. Marker is near Black River Falls, Wisconsin, in Jackson County. Marker can be reached from State Highway 54. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: W8426 WI 54E, Black River Falls WI 54615, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mitchell Red Cloud, Jr. (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Hatfield Canal (approx. 5 miles away); Hagen's A&W (approx. 6 miles away); Site of the First Wood-Spaulding Saw Mill (approx. 6 miles away); Cpl. Mitchell RedCloud Jr. (approx. 6 miles away); Field of Honor (approx. 6 miles away); Black River Falls Forest Fire (approx. 6.1 miles away); Lunda Construction Co. (approx. 6.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Black River Falls.
 
More about this marker. Located adjacent to the Andrew Blackhawk Powwow Grounds, east of Black River Falls on Wis 54.
 
Regarding Andrew Blackhawk. Marker commemorates the donation of this land, by Andrew Blackhawk, to be the Ho-Chunk Powwow Grounds.
 
Additional keywords. Blackhawk,powwow
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkNative AmericansWar, World I
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 19, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 17, 2017, by Lugnuts of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 56 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 17, 2017, by Lugnuts of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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