Term: Pheasant Branch Encampment (Historic Marker Erected 1998)
Branch Creek Conservancy Park, Pheasant Branch Rd., Middleton, Dane County
On the night of July 20th, during the Black Hawk War of 1832, Sac Indian leader Black Hawk and his followers camped near this location. Desperate for food and frightened by the approaching military, the Indians fled northwest towards the Wisconsin River the next morning.
[Source: Source: Source: McBride, Sarah Davis. History Just Ahead (Madison:WHS, 1999).]