Black-hawk



1767–1838, American Indian chief of the Sauk tribe: leader of Sauk and Fox Indians in the Black Hawk War.
Contemporary Examples

Black Hawk Down’s Long Shadow Daniel Klaidman October 8, 2013
Black Hawk Down’s Long Shadow Daniel Klaidman October 8, 2013
Black Hawk Down’s Long Shadow Daniel Klaidman October 8, 2013
Black Hawk Down’s Long Shadow Daniel Klaidman October 8, 2013
Is Three Cups of Tea Writer Greg Mortenson a Fraud? Lloyd Grove, Mike Giglio April 17, 2011

Historical Examples

Personal Memoirs Of A Residence Of Thirty Years With The Indian Tribes On The American Frontiers Henry Rowe Schoolcraft
My Antonia Willa Cather
Shaman Robert Shea
My Antonia Willa Cather
Eben Holden Irving Bacheller

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