Almost two-hundred museums, parks, memorials, forts, historic markers and battlefields are documented in the A Black Hawk War Guide. The book includes GPS coordinates or street addresses to provide for easy access.
Thanks to the dedication and technical services of noted research libraries, the community can explore historic maps from the era. Maps provided courtesy of the Map Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Map of the United States' lead mines on the upper Mississippi River, 1829
Map of Indian war of 1832, made by one who was there, Col. Edwin Rose.
Covers region in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin roughly bounded by Lake Winnebago, the Kankakee River, Peoria, and Prairie du Chien. Identifies rivers, forts, towns, and distances between points. Details routes taken by U.S. forces during the Black Hawk War of 1832. Shows Gen. Henry Atkinson's June 28-July 9 route from Dixon's Ferry northeast along the Rock River and Lt. Col. Abraham Eustis's August 1-September 1 route from Chicago to Rock Island. Also identifies marshes of the upper Rock River where Sauk Indians led by Black Hawk were based and their retreat northwest from the Wisconsin River.
Map provided courtesy of the Map Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Black Hawk Trail Historic Markers Read and explore the over 60 historic markers from Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois and Kansas this map (included in a Black Hawk War Guide) shows the GPS coordinates and the full text on each historic marker.