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Published by Peter Smith Pub Inc .
Written in English


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FormatHardcover
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Open LibraryOL9328124M
ISBN 100844616850
ISBN 109780844616858

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This is a fantastic book, and especially for use as an instructional aid. It not only includes the original text and the words of Blackhawk, it also has incredible commentary! WE purchased several copies to share with others/5(12). Black Hawk lived from the late s to the mid s. He wrote his autobiography about and included the relocation of his Sac and Fox tribes from an area near Montreal to an area near Rock Island on the Mississippi. The story narrates the tribe's encounters with the French, the Englis/5.   This story is told in the words of a tragic figure in American history - a hook-nosed, hollow-cheeked old Sauk warrior who lived under four flags while the Mississippi Valley was being wrested from his people. The author is Black Hawk himself - once pursued by an army whose members included Captain Abraham Lincoln and Lieutenant Jefferson by:   Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg. Autobiography of Ma-ka-tai-me-she-kia-kiak, or Black Hawk by Sauk chief Black Hawk - .

Black Hawk, born Ma-ka-tai-me-she-kia-kiak, ( – October 3, ) was a band leader and warrior of the Sauk American Indian tribe in what is now the Midwest of the United States. Although he had inherited an important historic medicine bundle from his father, he was not a hereditary civil s: 4. In , the Sac (or Sauk) war chief Black Hawk led his followers into the final battle for the survival of their centuries-old culture. The forces he and his band faced, forces consisting of much more than the better-armed and vastly more numerous soldiers of the U.S. army, were simply too great/5.   autobiography of ma-ka-tai-me-she-kia-kiak, or black hawk, embracing the traditions of his nation, various wars in which he has been engaged, and his account of the cause and general history of the black hawk war of , his surrender, and travels through the united states. The Autobiography of Black Hawk President Andrew JacksonÕs signing of the Removal Act in shifted U.S. federal policy toward American Indian nations by legally redefining them as Òdomestic dependent nation[s],Ó whereas they had once been considered foreign and sovereign entities.

  Summary Black Hawk was the leader of the Sauk American Indian tribe and this autobiography recounts his memories growing up, his people's values and traditions, the wars he fought in, his experience working and fighting against/with Americans and Europeans, his eventual surrender and his travels throughout the United States. Key Takeaways Interesting account of time period, wars, . Life of Ma-ka-tai-me-she-kia-kiak or Black Hawk, embracing the tradition of his nation--Indian wars in which he has been engaged--cause of jointing the British in their late war with America, and his history--descriptions of the Rock-River village--manner (Nook)Cited by: Near the end of his captivity in , Black Hawk told his life story to Antoine LeClaire, a government interpreter. Edited by the local reporter J.B. Patterson, Black Hawk's account was the first Native American autobiography published in the United States. After his capture at the end of the Black Hawk War, he was imprisoned for a time and then released to live in the territory that is now Iowa. He dictated his autobiography to a government interpreter, Antoine LeClaire, and the story was put into written form by J. B. Patterson, a young Illinois newspaperman.