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Sauk Indians | Wisconsin Historical Society

Historical Essay

Sauk Indians

A Brief Introduction

Sauk Indians | Wisconsin Historical Society
EnlargeMonument on University Hills in honor of Sauk Chief Black Hawk.

Black Hawk Monument, 1920 ca.

Monument on University Hills in honor of Sauk Chief Black Hawk. View the original source document: WHI 31528

Dictionary of Wisconsin History.

The Sauk Indians moved west into Wisconsin in the 17th century under pressure from the Iroquois, after the arrival of Europeans along the Atlantic seaboard; settled along the lower Wisconsin and Rock Rivers until moving across the Mississippi into Iowa in the 1830's. Today, there are three federally recognized tribes of Sauk and Fox people: the Sac and Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa/Meskwaki Nation, the Sac and Fox Nation in Oklahoma and the Sac and Fox Nation of Missouri in Kansas and Nebraska

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Source: Loew, Patty. Indian Nations of Wisconsin (Madison: Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 2001).