Native American Indian Facts

Chief Black Hawk Facts

Chief Black Hawk Statue
Statue of Chief Black Hawk

Introduction

Chief Black Hawk (also called Black Sparrow Hawk) was a famous Native American warrior and chief of the Sauk tribe. This famous Indian chiefs Sauk name is Ma-Ka-Tai-Me-She-Kia-Kiak which translates to "be a large black hawk". On this page is a list of interesting facts about this great Sauk chief including why he fought the U.S. in the War of 1812 and how the Black Hawk War started. This information is written for both kids and adults.

Chief Black Hawk Early Life

Chief Black Hawk and the War of 1812

The Black Hawk War

Chief Black Hawk Conclusion