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Buffalo Grove and the Black Hawk War: Polo, Illinois Part 3 January 24, 2008

Posted by dr. gonzo in Black Hawk War, History.
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Illinois was a very different place in 1832, open, sparsely settled, and filled with fear. That year the Sauk chief Black Hawk made an incursion into Illinois in violation of what he saw as unfair treaties. The incident sparked a war that ended in tragedy throughout northern Illinois and present-day southern Wisconsin (then Michigan Territory). I researched and composed most of the extensive material on Wikipedia concerning the Black Hawk War, I put a lot of energy into it’s accuracy and referencing.

There were numerous attacks, ambushes and massacres during the war and the action spread into the area known as Buffalo Grove, which is near present day Polo, Illinois.

Photo by Rattis irrittis of Wikipedia, copyright: GFDL, CC 2.5, 2.0, 1.0