CONTACT: MARY GERAGHTY
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0011; fax (319) 384-0024
UI Libraries open new exhibit on The Black Hawk War
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa Libraries present Black
Hawk and the Black Hawk War 1832, a new exhibition on view in the
special collections department through Jan. 31, 1998.
While the Back Hawk War of 1832 was a minor affair in the history to
the United States, the event is important to Iowa's history. As a result
of the conflict the Sauk and Fox Indians had to give to the U.S. government
a 50-mile wide tract of land on the west side of the Mississippi in present-day
Iowa. After 1832, white settlers poured in to the Hawkeye State.
The exhibition includes books about the war and about Black Hawk (1776
- 1838), the Sauk warrior; various editions of Black Hawk's autobiography;
works on Abraham Lincoln's service in the conflict; and captivity narrative
or stories of settlers captured by Indians.
The exhibition is free and open to the public. The special collections
department is located on the 3rd floor of the Main Library. For further
information, call (319) 335-5921.