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Black Sparrow Hawk was born in 1767 in the village of Saukenuk in northwestern Illinois At 15 he joined a raid against the Osage one of his tribes principal enemies At this early age he succeeded in becoming a Sauk warrior Not long afterwards Black Sparrow Hawk later to be called Black Hawk by whites led an attack upon 100 Osages with only seven Sauk warriors Black Hawk killed the enemy and escaped without losing a single one of his men In this early period of his life Black Hawk was already a prominent warrior Sauk and Meskawki leaders signed a treaty in 1804 that forfeited all their lands adjacent to the Mississippi River in both Illinois and Iowa With most of the Sauk and the Meskwaki people furious and White settlers beginning their move into the area conflict seemed imminent When the war of 1812 broke out Black Hawk and the Sauk sided with the British in hopes of checking the growing population of white settlers With the British defeat these hopes were dashed During the winter of 1831 the Choctaw Indians were the first tribe to walk the Trail of Tears westward This removal policy of President Jacksons was aimed to encourage Indian tribes to sell their land in exchange for land in Oklahoma and Arkansas However this new land nothing like a country of tall trees many water courses rich lands and high grass abounding in games of all kinds as Jackson described it Instead the preserve was a barren desert and Pushmataha a Choctaw chieftain urged his people to reject Jacksons offer However President Jackson declared he would destroy their nation if the Choctaw would not move west Many tribes organized resistance against the unjust removal including the Sauk Joined with the Fox Indians they fought the Black Hawk War in order to recover their lands The Indians had not understood the treaty that they had signed when they
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