Black Hawk

Native American Hero

"Courage is not afraid to weep, and she is not afraid to pray, even when she is not sure who she is praying to."

Black Hawk was the leader of the Sauk and Fox tribes. He was a very smart and noble man and was always ready to protect his land and people. He fought many White Americans to protect his tribe. Unfortunately, in 1832 the whites eventually took over all his land and people. He put in custody after the war. While he was in custody he wrote a book about his life. When the book was translated, the author and editor missed out on many very important details about his life. This is why many people say that he has an incomplete story of his life.