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Black Hawk

noun
1.
1767–1838, American Indian chief of the Sauk tribe: leader of Sauk and Fox Indians in the Black Hawk War.
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  • Black Hawk was beaten, and that country had peace ever after.

    The Boy Settlers

    Noah Brooks
  • Black Hawk had hitherto remained a prisoner at large in the fort.

    In the Wilds of Florida W.H.G. Kingston
  • They proved to be those who had accompanied Carlos and Black Hawk.

    In the Wilds of Florida W.H.G. Kingston
  • As no more was seen of Black Hawk, we had no doubt that he had committed the deed.

    In the Wilds of Florida W.H.G. Kingston
  • Lena replied that she didn't believe she would ever get lonesome in Black Hawk.

    My Antonia Willa Cather

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