15 June 2008

Entry for April 06, 2008

Entry for April 06, 2008
On this day in history 1832 the Black Hawk War began. The Sac and Fox Indians had lost their lands in Illlinois because of a controversial treaty that was signed in 1804. The Indians had ceded their lands east of the Mississippi by this treaty which was signed by 4 basically unauthorized representatives of the tribes. The tribes left Iowa where they had resided after this treaty to return to their "homes" in Illinois. To read more there is a fantastic web site called The Black Hawk War of 1832 . There you will find many primary sources. (Originally posted on my Yahoo 360 blog)

No comments:

Post a Comment

What are your thoughts? Your opinions are important to me so if you think I am right on or off my rocker let me know.