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The Black Hawk War...

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July 19, 1832

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 19, 1832 

* The Black Hawk War
* Sacs & Fox Indians

Page 2 has an article: "Indian War" being a letter from Vandalia, Illinois, noting near the beginning: "...we are again in arms against our old enemy, the Black Hawk..." and also: "...His forces are said to amount to about 1200 men, mostly of the Sac and Fox tribes..." with more.
This is followed by another letter from: "Near Rock Island" concerning the Indian troubles.
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