The Black Hawk War of 1832: Summary & Facts


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In June 1830, Black Hawk was forced to sign the Corn Treaty that required him to do all of the following except:

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1. During Stillman's Run, the militia had approximately 300 troops, while Black Hawk only had about:

2. Black Hawk returned to Illinois with about 1,000 followers in 1832 so they could:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Black Hawk War of 1832 was a key conflict between the United States government and Native Americans, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help ascertain if you fully understand the history of the conflict. Quiz questions focus on the treaties and actions that brought about the Black Hawk War.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This pair of assessments will test you on:

  • The particulars of the Corn Treaty
  • Militia troop numbers compared to Black Hawk's followers
  • Reason for Black Hawk's return to Illinois in 1832
  • Response to a Potawami attack on a white settlement
  • Treaty that ended the Black Hawk War of 1832

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - make sure you understand key concepts from the related lesson on the Black Hawk War
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the treaties involved in creating and ending the Black Hawk War
  • Knowledge application - employ your knowledge to answer questions about key events during the Black Hawk War

Additional Learning

If you want to find out more, review the corresponding lesson titled The Black Hawk War of 1832: Summary & Facts. The lesson covers the following key topics:

  • The Treaty of 1804 and how it precipitated the Black Hawk War
  • Keokuk, a Sauk leader significant in the Black Hawk War's history
  • Specific tenets of the Corn Treaty and how the Black Hawk War came about