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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.