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The Black Hawk War...

Item # 688193

June 09, 1832

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., June 9, 1832  The front page has a report: "Indian Incursions" which is on the Black Hawk War, noting in part: "...the Indians, in strong force, were advancing into the settlements on Grand Prairie carrying desolation before them..." with more.
Also, page 3 has: "The Border War - The Latest Intelligence From Illinois".
The Black Hawk War was a conflict between the United States and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war erupted after Black Hawk and a group of Indians crossed the Mississippi into Illinois. Black Hawk's motives were ambiguous, but he was apparently hoping to reclaim land sold to the United States in the disputed 1804 Treaty of St. Louis.
The Black Hawk War also gave a 23 year-old Abraham Lincoln his brief military service, although he never saw combat.
Four pages, nice condition.

Category: Pre-Civil War