Northwest Quarterly Magazine, Spring 2011 – Table of Contents

Source: Northwest Quarterly Magazine, Spring 2011, Vol. 8, No. 1

Black Hawk – 1941 article, about the real Black Hawk

Source:  Rockford Streamlined, by Rockford Chamber of Commerce, c. 1941, pages 46 and 47

Black Hawk War, The – Thomas S. Johnson

Black Hawk War

Black Hawk War 2

Story continues. Issues of Nuggets of History are available to Rockford Public Library’s Local History Dept.

Source:  Nuggets of History, Vol. 45, No. 4, December 2007

Twenty Baseball Games in Parks Today and Next – 1915

Twenty Baseball Games

Apple River Fort

Apple River Fort

311 E. Myrtle Street, Elizabeth, IL


Built in 1852 to defend against Chief Black Hawk and his army of Sauk and Fox

When Black Hawk and about 200 men attacked on June 24, 1852 about 45 settlers at the Fort

This was the Fort’s first and last action.   The Fort was rebuilt in 1996


Source:  Northwest Quarterly Magazine, Summer 2010, Page 29

Black Hawk – Black Sparrow

977.33 C471p      1767       Past and Present of the City of Rockford and Winnebago County   

Black  Hawk

Ma-ka-tai-me-she-kia-kiak  or Black Sparrow was born at Saukenuk in 1767

Sac Village on site of Rock Island

Band included mostly Sauk and Mesquakie (Fox) Indians.

Sauquenuk, the main village of Sauk, located where the Rock River enters the Mississippi at Rock Island

Peak population of over 3,000 inhabitants

In 1780 American forces burned Saukenuk to the ground.

Photo of statue at Hauberg Museum at Black Hawk Historic Site near Rock Island

Museum located in lodge constructed by CCC in 1934.

Below:  Black Hawk’s main route;  major battles indicated by stars.


Source:  Northwest Quarterly,  Fall 2006     P 74-81, 10 photographs;   P 81 includes list of useful books.


statue                     statue 2

Above:  Statue in Oregon