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The Sac and Fox Indians

Author: William T Hagan
Publisher: Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, [1958]
Series: Civilization of the American Indian series, 48.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : [1st ed.]View all editions and formats
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"Of all the aboriginal tribes of the Americas none had a more courageous or tragic destiny than the twin tribes of the Mississippi Valley, the Sacs and the Foxes. Occupying a parkland area midway between the powerful Iroquois and Sioux tribes in present Illinois and Wisconsin, the Sacs and the Foxes were prosperous agrarian people who held their own against their more numerous neighbors. The white frontier moved  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hagan, William Thomas.
Sac and Fox Indians.
Norman, University of Oklahoma Press [1958]
(OCoLC)560300505
Online version:
Hagan, William T. (William Thomas), 1918-
Sac and Fox Indians.
Norman, University of Oklahoma Press [1958]
(OCoLC)631212970
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William T Hagan
OCLC Number: 420061
Description: 287 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: The Sacs and Foxes of the Mississippi Valley --
The treaty of 1804 --
Discord and distrust --
War comes to the West --
Initial disappointments and successes --
Redcoats and redskins defeat the long knives --
Peace comes to the Upper Mississippi --
Postwar problems --
The Sac and Fox position worsens --
The Indians leave Saukenuk --
The Corn Treaty of 1831 --
Black Hawk commits the British band --
Blood flows on a small scale tolerably fast --
Death on the Wisconsin and Bad Axe --
The power to dictate --
Iowa interlude --
Aborted acculturation in Kansas --
the end of the trail.
Series Title: Civilization of the American Indian series, 48.
Responsibility: by William T. Hagan.

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"Of all the aboriginal tribes of the Americas none had a more courageous or tragic destiny than the twin tribes of the Mississippi Valley, the Sacs and the Foxes. Occupying a parkland area midway between the powerful Iroquois and Sioux tribes in present Illinois and Wisconsin, the Sacs and the Foxes were prosperous agrarian people who held their own against their more numerous neighbors. The white frontier moved threateningly closer, and in the War of 1812 the Sacs and the Foxes, resisting the Americans' encroachment on their lands, joined forces with the British. Black Hawk, the great Sac and Fox leader, refused to accept land cessions to the whites, and in 1832 the tribes worst fears came true: a group of white squatters claimed the site of Black Hawk's village in Illinois. In the 'war' that followed, Black Hawk and his force retreated before an overwhelming force of whites and were virtually wiped out in a battle at the mouth of the Bad Axe River in Wisconsin. Pushed out onto the plains, the remnants of the tribes had to contend with the dominant Comanches. Their destiny had been changed forever"--Publisher's description.

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