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1840 Black Hawk

Black Hawk



Frame: 12” x 9 ¼”; Sight: 6 ¼” x 3 5/8”


The Life and Legacy of Black Hawk: A Lithographic Portrait by John T. Bowen

The Sauk tribe's prominent leader and warrior in the early 19th century, Black Hawk, is best remembered for his role in the Black Hawk War in 1832. Black Hawk, accompanied by a group of Sauk and Fox warriors, clashed against the United States government. Unfortunately, Black Hawk's forces were ultimately defeated, and he was subsequently imprisoned. Despite this, his legacy has inspired many artistic interpretations, including paintings, sculptures, and literature.

1840 Black Hawk

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