Black Hawk's Final Resting Place Online
The Sauk war leader known to the American settlers as Black Hawk fought and lost a war in 1832 as he tried to retake his homeland. His grave was robbed in 1839. The history books say his remains were destroyed in a museum fire in 1853 at Burlington, Iowa. The history books are wrong. Find out what happened to the great warrior’s remains. Please register for this event so you can receive the login information for Zoom.
- Wednesday, December 9, 2020
- 6:30pm - 7:45pm
- This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.
Russ Fry, MA, rekindled his interest in research after retiring from 33 years as an adult probation officer. He has written over a dozen books and documentaries on local history – including Black Hawk’s Final Resting Place, Black Hawk in Burlington, and Does The University of Iowa Have Black Hawk’s Remains? He also has an award-winning documentary, Black Hawk's Final Resting Place. Russ Fry lives in Burlington, Iowa.
Photo: Upper Mississippi Valley Digital Image Archive, http://www.umvphotoarchive.org, a collaborative project of cultural heritage organizations in the Iowa-Illinois Mississippi River region.