Black Hawk, born Ma-ka-tai-me-she-kia-kiak

Black Hawk, born Ma-ka-tai-me-she-kia-kiak
1767
1838

Leader and Warrior of the Sauk American Indian Tribe

Author Quotes

My reason teaches me that land cannot be sold. The Great Spirit gave it to his children to live upon and cultivate as far as necessary for their subsistence, and so long as they occupy and cultivate it they have the right to the soil, but if they voluntarily leave it then any other people have a right to settle on it. Nothing can be sold, except things that can be carried away.

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First Name
Black Hawk, born Ma-ka-tai-me-she-kia-kiak
Birth Date
1767
Death Date
1838
Bio

Leader and Warrior of the Sauk American Indian Tribe