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The start of the Black Hawk Indian War...
Item # 625384
August 6, 1831
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, August 6, 1831 Inside has: "Indian Disturbances", from Belleville, Illinois, regarding the onset of what was to eventually develop into the Black Hawk War (see photos for details). Follow-up reports are also shown.
Complete in 16 pages, 6 1/4 by 9 3/4 inches, nice condition.
This newspaper began in 1811 and was a prime source for national political news of the first half of the19th century. As noted in Wikipedia, this title: "...(was) one of the most widely-circulated magazines in the United States...Devoted primarily to politics...considered an important source for the history of the period."
Category: Pre-Civil War