In this letter to Ida Ferris, George W. Martin discusses information regarding the Indian, Black Hawk. Black Hawk, a leader of the Sauk (Sac) tribe, was involved in the War of 1812 and the Black Hawk War. Martin explains that "Black Hawk was never captured but gave himself up voluntarily because his warriors & chiefs were captured" in the aftermath of the Black Hawk War.
Creator: Martin, George W. (George Washington), 1841-1914
Date: June 21, 1910
Item Number: 220087
Call Number: Ida M. Ferris Coll. #29, letters received relating to the Sauk and Fox Indians, 1908-1910
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 220087
Collections - Manuscript - Ferris, Ida M.
Date - 1910s - 1910
Government and Politics - State Government - State agencies and programs - Agencies - Kansas State Historical Society
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Letter
People - American Indians - Tribes - Sac and Fox
People - American Indians - Tribes - Sac and Fox - Black Hawk
People - Notable Kansans - Ferris, Ida M.
People - Notable Kansans - Martin, George Washington
People - Notable People - Beecher, Lyman, 1775-1863
Places - Cities and towns - Osage City
Places - Cities and towns - Topeka
Places - Counties - Osage
Places - Counties - Shawnee
Places - Other States - Illinois - Rock Island
Type of Material - Unpublished documents - Letters