The Black Hawk War of 1832

The Black Hawk War of 1832

by Patrick J. Jung
     
 


In 1832, facing white expansion, the Sauk warrior Black Hawk attempted to forge a pan-Indian alliance to preserve the homelands of the confederated Sauk and Fox tribes on the eastern bank of the Mississippi. Here, Patrick J. Jung re-examines the causes, course, and consequences of the ensuing war with the United States, a conflict that decimated Black Hawk’s… See more details below

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In 1832, facing white expansion, the Sauk warrior Black Hawk attempted to forge a pan-Indian alliance to preserve the homelands of the confederated Sauk and Fox tribes on the eastern bank of the Mississippi. Here, Patrick J. Jung re-examines the causes, course, and consequences of the ensuing war with the United States, a conflict that decimated Black Hawk’s band. Correcting mistakes that plagued previous histories, and drawing on recent ethnohistorical interpretations, Jung shows that the outcome can be understood only by discussing the complexity of intertribal rivalry, military ineptitude, and racial dynamics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780806139944
Publisher:
University of Oklahoma Press
Publication date:
08/28/2008
Series:
Campaigns and Commanders Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
753,806
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents


List of Illustrations     ix
Acknowledgments     xi
Introduction     3
Sowing the Seeds of Fury     11
The Storm Clouds Gather     33
Rumors of War     51
The Thunderbirds' First Roar     69
The Eye of the Storm     93
The Silence and the Fury     127
The Thunderbirds' Last Flight     160
The Calm after the Storm     190
Forts during the Black Hawk War     211
Notes     215
Bibliography     243
Index     257

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