A controversial figure in his day, Black Hawk was the leader of the Sauk American Indian tribe in the early 1800s. The son of the tribe s medicine man, Black Hawk s exploits as a warrior aided his rise to the status of tribal war leader. Here, Black Hawk chronicles his life as well as the story of his tribe, who were forced from their lands in Illiis during a series of skirmishes with American settlers in what came to be kwn as the Black Hawk War.
Black Hawk, or Makataimeshekiakiak (1767-1838), was a warrior and leader of the Sauk American Indian tribe. He is notably remembered for leading his tribe against European and American settlers in Illinois during the Black Hawk War. READER BIOMichael Lackey has more than 35 years of professional theatre and music experience. He is a theatre veteran of more than 40 productions, and has performed with four companies of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera, doing over 3,500 performances and playing the title role more than 200 times. Michael has been heard on national television as announcer for skating specials on NBC and USA Network TV, as well as in several commercials.