Term: Black Hawk War Encampment "Burnt Village" (Historic Marker Erected 1998)
Burnt Village County Park, Hwy. N, 2 mi. SE of Ft. Atkinson, Jefferson County
A large Ho-Chunk (Winnebago) village dating from the 1700s once stood in this vicinity. Just before the 1832 Black Hawk War, the village was burned during an intratribal battle. On July 6th and 8th, the United States Military camped at this site in their pursuit of Black Hawk and named this place Burnt Village.
[Source: Source: McBride, Sarah Davis. History Just Ahead (Madison:WHS, 1999).]