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Black Hawk
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Black Hawk,
Life of Ma-ka-tai-me-she-kia-kiak or Black Hawk...

Boston: Russell, Odiorne & Metcalf, 1834.

Dedication in Sauk-Fox
Dedication in English

After the slaughter of Sauk and Fox settlers whom he had tried to lead back to Illinois territory, Black Hawk, a prisoner, turned to autobiography in an attempt to justify the cause of his people to white audiences. He begins his account with a preface in Sauk-Fox, an Algonquian language, and dedicates his text to Brigadier Atkinson, his captor.

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