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Walking Cloud recounts episodes of the Black Hawk War.

Narrative of Walking Cloud.


Walking Cloud, a Ho-Chunk leader, granted this interview to Reuben Gold Thwaites in 1887. Speaking through an interpreter, Walking Cloud recounted his tribe's role during the Black Hawk War and how the Sauk leader Black Hawk surrendered. He also comments on various attempts to remove the Ho-Chunk to reservations in Minnesota and Nebraska, and some of his religious beliefs.

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Related Topics: Territory to Statehood
The Black Hawk War
Treaty Councils, from Prairie du Chien to Madeline Island
Creator: Mauchhewemahnigo, Ho-Chunk Indian.
Pub Data: Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin vol. 13 (Madison, Wis. : State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1895)
Citation: Mauchhewemahnigo (Walking Cloud). "Narrative of Walking Cloud." Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin (Madison, Wis.: State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1895): 13. Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=35; Visited on: 4/19/2014
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