Black Hawk War
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a war fought in northern Illinois and present-day southern Wisconsin, 1831–32, in which U.S. regulars and militia with Indian allies defeated the Sauk and Fox Indians, led by Chief Black Hawk, attempting to recover lost hunting grounds.
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The tribes in this secluded region were then meditating the outbreak which eventuated the next year in the Black Hawk War.
Reversing the usual promotion, he went into the Black Hawk War a captain and, through no fault of his own, came out a private.A Short Life of Abraham Lincoln|John G. Nicolay
He volunteers in the Black Hawk war, and does the State good service in its sorest need.Abraham Lincoln, Volume 2 (of 2)|William H. Herndon
Harney had served in the Black Hawk war and also in our war with Mexico.The Awakening of the Desert|Julius C. Birge