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The Black Hawk War...

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September 11, 1832

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Sept. 11, 1832  The top of the front page has: "An Indian Battle" being a report from St. Louis concerning the Black Hawk War.
It notes in part: "...an engagement between a party of Sioux Indians and the hostile band of Sacs and Foxes. The victory over the latter was a most decisive one...Among the prisoners...and the celebrated Prophet, Black Hawk, it is said by the prisoners, was wounded by a shot..." with more detail.
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