Black Hawk and Keokuk:Prairie Rivals

December 15, 1978 – June 3, 1979

National Portrait Gallery
8th and F Streets, NW
Washington, DC

1st Floor, Corridor Floor Plan

Explore the effects of the rivalry between the leaders of the Confederated Tribes of Sauk and Fox during the settlement of Illinois in the early 1880s.

On loan are portraits by George Catlin and Charles Bird King; a daguerreotype of Keokuk; a necklace of grizzly bear claws and otter fur; a calumet (ceremonial pipe); silver Presidential medals as well as a first edition copy of Black Hawk's autobiography and the original copy of the Treaty of Shallow Water, 1804.