Term: The U.S. Military at Turtle Village (Historic Marker Erected 1998)
Corner of Public Ave. and State St., in Heritage Park, along Rock River walkway, Beloit, Rock County
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.
[Source: Source: McBride, Sarah Davis. History Just Ahead (Madison:WHS, 1999).]