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Tag Archives: Black Hawk
Black Hawk in the Artist’s Eye
The sheer number of sources on the Sauk leader Makataimeshekiakiah we’ve assembled for researchers and the library’s upcoming program on the contested whereabouts of his mortal remains testify to an enduring fascination with the man known as “Black Hawk.” This … Continue reading
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Indigenous American Voices
This past Wednesday evening at the Eastern Avenue branch of the Davenport Public Library, a direct descendant of the Lakota leader Crazy Horse spoke about recording his family’s oral history. Floyd Clown, grandson to Crazy Horse, was on his 146th … Continue reading
Giving Credit Where Credit is Due
This year marks the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Credit Island, which took place during the War of 1812, on the fourth and fifth of September 1814. Special Collections will be participating in the city’s commemoration of this event … Continue reading
Before the Arsenal
As many of you may have seen in the newspapers, this month marks the 150th anniversary of the Rock Island Arsenal, though the Mississippi River Island it sits on has been part of the history of the Quad-Cities since a … Continue reading
Posted in Local History Tagged Black Hawk, Black Hawk War, cemeteries, George Davenport, Makataimeshekiakiak, Rock Island Arsenal Leave a comment
Credit Island: The Unknown Battlefield
In May of this year, the city of Davenport received a grant from the State Historical Society of Iowa to conduct an archaeological study of one of the Mississippi River islands near the Iowa shoreline. The eventual goal is to … Continue reading
Posted in Local History Tagged Black Hawk, Credit Island, Local History, Trading posts, War of 1812, Zachary Taylor 4 Comments