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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. The Sauk and Fox would eventually be relocated to Kansas.

Creator: Catlin, George, 1796-1872
Date: 1832

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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

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