The Black Hawk War of 1832

University of Oklahoma PressSKU: 9780806139944

Author:
Jung, Patrick J.
Grade Levels:
College, University
Nation:
Sac and Fox, Winnebago, Woodland
Book Type:
PB
Pages:
275
Publisher:
University of Oklahoma Press
Copyright Data:
2007

Price:
Sale price$29.95

Description

In 1832, facing white expansion, the Sauk warrior Black Hawk attempted to forge a pan-Indian alliance to preserve the homelands of the confederated Sauk and Fox Nations on the eastern bank of the Mississippi. Patrick J. Jung re-examines the causes, course, and consequences of the ensuing war with the United States, a conflict that decimated Black Hawk's band. Correcting mistakes that plagued previous histories, and drawing on recent ethnohistorical interpretations, Jung shows that the outcome can be understood only by discussing the complexity of intertribal rivalry, military ineptitude, and racial dynamics.

You may also like

Recently viewed