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|Title||Life of Ma-Ka-Tai-Me-She-Kia-Kiak or Black Hawk…|
|Author||Black Hawk, Sauk Chief|
|Document Type||Rare Book|
|Names||Black Hawk; White Beaver; Atkinson, H.|
|Places||Rock-River, Jefferson Barracks, New York, Washington|
|Keywords||war, dances, Native Americans, Sauk, corn, Ioway, massacre, Great Spirit, customs, fort, cultural contact|
|Publisher||J. B. Patterson|
|Place of Publication||Rock Island, Illinois|
From the Colton Storm catalogue: "Black Hawk's narrative is one of the very few important Native American autobiographies. Beginning with his birth in 1767, the work was copyrighted by J. B. Patterson on November 13, 1833, in Illinois. The more common edition was published in Boston the following year."
Full title: "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 joining the British in their late war with America, and its history - description of the Rock-River village - manners and customs - encroachments by the whites, contrary to treaty - removal from his village in 1831: with an account of the cause and general history of the late war, his surrender and confinement at Jefferson Barracks, and travels through the United States, dictated by himself".
|Library||The Newberry Library|
|Copyright||The Newberry Library|
|Collection||Everett D. Graff Collection of Western Americana|