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This portrait, painted by the well-known artist George Catlin, depicts the fierce leader of the Sauk and Fox tribe after his arrest in 1832. Black Hawk and some of his tribe had resisted their removal to lands west of the Mississippi River, but the Black Hawk War, as it came to be known, ended in defeat. The original of this portrait is on exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery, which is part of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.
Creator: Catlin, George, 1796-1872
This source provides an example of Indian resistance to removal and is visually appealing for students.
KS:7th:1.4:Indian Removal (2005)
Item Number: 209787
Call Number: E99 S23.I BH *001
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 209787
Collections - Photograph
Curriculum - 7th Grade Standards - Kansas History Standards - Prehistory to 1854 (Benchmark 1) - Indian Removal Act (Indicator 4) - Indian resistance to removal
Curriculum - 7th Grade Standards - Kansas History Standards - Prehistory to 1854 (Benchmark 1) - Indian Removal Act (Indicator 4) - Loss of land and resources
Curriculum - 7th Grade Standards - Kansas History Standards - Prehistory to 1854 (Benchmark 1) - Indian Removal Act (Indicator 4) - Sac and Fox
Date - 1800-1854
Government and Politics - Federal Government - Federal agencies and programs - Policies and programs - Land - Indian Removal Act
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Original Art - Painting
People - American Indians - Indian lands
People - American Indians - Indian removal
People - American Indians - Tribes - Sac and Fox
People - Notable People - Black Hawk
Thematic Time Period - Indian Territory, 1820-1854
Type of Material - Art objects - Original art - Paintings