The Sauk and Fox of the Mississippi Valley

The following publications, many of which are available at the Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center, represent differing views of the native peoples who inhabited this region in the early 19th century. With the exception of Black Hawk’s Autobiography (originally published in 1833), all were written from an outside perspective. They are listed according to original publication date:

Blair, Emma Helen, ed.  The Indian Tribes of the Upper Mississippi Valley and Region of the Great Lakes as Described by … Morrell Marston, American Army officer; and Thomas Forsyth, United States agent at Fort Armstrong … Cleveland, Ohio: The Arthur H. Clark Company, 1911. SC 970.1 BLA

Atwater, Caleb. Remarks Made on a Tour to Prairie Du Chien, Thence to Washington City, in 1829. Columbus, OH: N. Whiting, 1831.

Atwater, Caleb. Writings of Caleb Atwater. Columbus, OH: Published by the author, printed by Scott and Wright, 1833.

Autobiography of Ma-ka-tai-me-she-kia-kiak or Black Hawk, dictated by himself … Oquawka Ill.: J.B. Patterson, 1882. SC 970.1 BLA

Fulton, Alexander R. The Red Men of Iowa: Being a History of the Various Aboriginal Tribes whose Homes Were in Iowa … Des Moines: Mills & Company, 1882. SC 970.1 Ful

Hauberg, John Henry. Indian Trails Centering at Black Hawk’s Village. Springfield, Ill., 1921.

Stocking, Amer Mills. The Saukie Indians and Their Great Chiefs Black Hawk and Keokuk. (In verse) Rock Island, Ill.: The Vaile Company, 1926. SC 970.1 Sto

Christensen, Thomas Peter. The Iowa Indians: a Brief History. Cedar Rapids, Iowa: Laurance Press Co., 1954. SC 970.1 Chr

Hagan, William Thomas. The Sac and Fox Indians. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1989, c1958. SC 970.00497 HAG

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