Beloit in Rock County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Black Hawk at Turtle Village / The U.S. Military at Turtle Village
Black Hawk at Turtle Village
Turtle Village, a large and important Ho-Chuck (Winnebago) Indian village, once stood on the east side of the Rock River near its confluence with Turtle Creek. During the Black Hawk War of 1832, the Ho-Chunk sheltered Sac Indian leader Black Hawk and his followers during their northern escape from the military in Illinois. After Black Hawk left Turtle Village, Chief Whirling Thunder ordered the village abandoned, fearing military retaliation. The Ho-Chunk never returned.
The U.S. Military at Turtle Village
In this vicinity, during the Black Hawk War of 1832, Sac Indian leader Black Hawk and his followers left Illinois and entered the Michigan Territory (now Wisconsin), seeking refuge with the Ho-Chunk Indians at Turtle Village. On July 1, 1832, more than five weeks after Black Hawk left Turtle Village and continued his northern retreat up the Rock River, General Henry Atkinson and his troops arrived here, only to find an abandoned Indian settlement with extensive gardens and fields of grain.
Erected 1998 by State Historical Society of Wisconsin. (Marker Number 406.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Black Hawk War, and the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is located on the Rock River Heritage Walkway, just north of the intersection. Marker is in this post office area: Beloit WI 53511, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Abraham Lincoln (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rasey House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Beloit College (approx. ¼ mile away); Roy Chapman Andrews (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Medal of Honor (approx. 2.6 miles away); Black Hawk War (approx. 2.6 miles away); Wisconsin's First Aviator (approx. 2.7 miles away); Route of Abraham Lincoln (approx. 6½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Beloit.
Categories. • Native Americans • Notable Places • Wars, US Indian •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 10, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 965 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 10, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.