Tuesday, August 2, 2022
The Bad Axe Massacre of 1832 was the final engagement of the Black Hawk War between White settlers and militia in Illinois and Michigan Territory and the Sauk and Fox tribes under Chief Black Hawk. The massacre, which Andrew Jackson gleefully labeled “a good lesson” for the Native American tribes, resulted in the deaths of more than 400 Sauk and Fox men, women, and children, fighting to repel further encroachment of their land by White settlers.
- “All the Real Indians Died Off”: And 20 Other Myths About Native Americans, by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz and Dina Gilio-Whitaker. In this book, scholar-activists Dunbar-Ortiz and Gilio-Whitaker tackle a wide range of myths about Native American culture and history that have misinformed generations. Tracing how these ideas evolved, and drawing from history, the authors disprove long held and enduring myths.
- Smithsonian Video of Bad Axe Massacre