The Events Prior to the Black Hawk War

Summary of the events of the Black Haw War and discussion of the impact the war had on recent American history.

The Black Hawk War, while only encompassing a brief period of time, has become a landmark in United States history. This is partially due to the large amounts of written materials left from the event, where other wars between settlers and the Native Americans went undocumented, and partially due to the mysterious circumstances of the confrontation. This paper will summarize the events of this war, in order to best demonstrate why the Black Hawk War has had so great an impact on our recent history.