Great Throughts Treasury

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

Leader and Warrior of the Sauk American Indian Tribe

"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."