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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.
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 2 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Prophetstown State Park (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Prophetstown (approx. 0.4 miles away).
Additional keywords. Ho-Chunk (Winnebago); Sauk (Sac)
Categories. Native AmericansSettlements & SettlersWars, US Indian
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