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The Life of Ma-ka-tai-me-she-kia-kiak, or Black Hawk, 1833 (page images)

Life of Ma-ka-tai-me-she-kia-kiak or Black Hawk, 1833

During his last years, Sauk chief Black Hawk dictated the story of his life to Antoine Le Claire, U.S. interpreter for the Sacs and Foxes. The memoir was published was in 1833. After recalling his youth and early accomplishments, he devotes much the book to explaining his motives and relating his experiences in the Black Hawk War of 1832. His simplicity, dignity, and eloquence have made it a classic American autobiography.

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Related Topics: Territory to Statehood
The Black Hawk War
Creator: Black Hawk
Pub Data: Patterson, J. B. (Cincinnati : [s.n.], 1833); Early Canadiana
Citation: Black Hawk. Life of Ma-ka-tai-me-she-kia-kiak or Black Hawk. (Cincinnati : [s.n.], 1833). Online facsimile at:; Visited on: 4/16/2014
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