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Title Life of Ma-Ka-Tai-Me-She-Kia-Kiak or Black Hawk…
Author Black Hawk, Sauk Chief
Date 1833
Document Type Rare Book
Names Black Hawk; White Beaver; Atkinson, H.
Region Illinois
Places Rock-River, Jefferson Barracks, New York, Washington
Keywords war, dances, Native Americans, Sauk, corn, Ioway, massacre, Great Spirit, customs, fort, cultural contact
Theme Native Americans
Publisher J. B. Patterson
Place of Publication Rock Island, Illinois
Additional Information 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
Reference Graff 313
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue