Black Hawk (1767-1838)

Black Hawk (1767-1838) (HMG54)

Location: Richmond, VA 23219
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 32.181', W 77° 25.999'

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Black Sparrow Hawk (Ma-ka-tai-me-she-kia-kiak) led the Sauk Nation in defense of land taken from them in the 1830s. Displaced from three Midwestern locations, the Sauk resisted another federal relocation. Led by Black Hawk, the Sauk fought throughout the summer of 1832 in what has become known as the Black Hawk War. Outnumbered, the Sauk and Black Hawk surrendered and he was held in federal custody. President Andrew Jackson ordered him paraded through major cities in European clothing as punishment. In 1833, Black Hawk was interned at Richmond's Eagle Hotel, once located nearby, and at Fort Monroe in Hampton. Released later that year, he returned to his people in Illinois.
HM NumberHMG54
Marker NumberSA 75
Year Placed2005
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 10:34pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 285006 N 4157156
Decimal Degrees37.53635000, -77.43331667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 32.181', W 77° 25.999'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 32' 10.86" N, 77° 25' 59.94" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1201-1299 VA-147, Richmond VA 23219, US
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