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The Black Hawk War...

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June 16, 1832

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., June 16, 1832  

* The Black Hawk War
* Sacs & Fox Indians

The front page has a report headed: "The Indian War" on the Black Hawk War.
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