Historical Markers - Rock Co., WI

The Black Hawk War

Wisconsin Official Marker

Next to Spring Brook Bike Trail at Blackhawk Golf Course


(west of the clubhouse), Palmer Drive, Janesville

Courtesy of Kurt Wheeler, Rock County Planning & Development Agency
    The Black Hawk War
    In April 1832, unhappy about their forced relocation to Iowa and mis-
    advised by tribal chiefs, about 1,000 Sac, Fox and Kickapoo men, women and children followed Sac war leader Black Hawk back to their Illinois home where the Rock River meets the Mississippi. During May and June, Indian raiding parties attacked homesteads and settlements in Illinois and Michigan territories. At the May 21 Indian Creek raid, 15 settlers were killed and two sisters, the Hall girls captured.
    Erected in 2001 [by the] State Historical Society of Wisconsin


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