1832 – Black Hawk’s Escape Across Mississippi Blocked

On this date the armed steamboat the reached the British Band on the Mississippi where they hoped to cross the river and escape the American troops. After being guided by a Sioux Indian, the ship which held an artillery piece, dropped anchor, making the Sauk escape virtually impossible. to the , waving a white cloth, but the crew either did not understand or did not accept the message. , killing a number of unprepared Indians. [Source: by William F. Stark, p. 140-141]