Skip to content

AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MA-KA-TAI-ME-SHE-KIA-KIAK, OR BLACK HAWK,  Embracing the  Traditions of His Nation, Various Wars in Which He Has Been Engaged, and  His Account of the Cause and General History of the Black Hawk War of 1832

AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MA-KA-TAI-ME-SHE-KIA-KIAK, OR BLACK HAWK, Embracing the Traditions of His Nation, Various Wars in Which He Has Been Engaged, and His Account of the Cause and General History of the Black Hawk War of 1832

Click for full-size.

AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MA-KA-TAI-ME-SHE-KIA-KIAK, OR BLACK HAWK, Embracing the Traditions of His Nation, Various Wars in Which He Has Been Engaged, and His Account of the Cause and General History of the Black Hawk War of 1832

by Patterson, J. B. ; (Editor) ; Ma-ka-tai-me-she-kia-kiak ; Black Hawk ; Antoine LeClair (Interpreter0

  • Used
  • Very Good
  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
Very Good
Seller
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 4 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Item Price
$124.94
Or just $112.45 with a
Bibliophiles Club Membership
$5.95 Shipping to USA
Standard delivery: 2 to 14 days

More Shipping Options

Payment Methods Accepted

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • PayPal

About This Item

Oquawka IL: J. B. Patterson - Continental Printing Co. Very Good. 1882. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. 208 pages; Contents clean and secure in original brown cloth binding with gilt lettering and blindstamped design to front and rear boards, gilt lettering faded at spine. Former gift inscription on ffep for Christmas 1943, five names; minor rubbing to spine ends and corners. Frontispiece portrait and two additional illustrated plates. Howes P-120 Black Hawk, born Ma-ka-tai-me-she-kia-kiak, (1767 – 1838) was a band leader and warrior of the Sauk American Indian tribe in what is now the Midwest of the United States. Although he had inherited an important historic medicine bundle from his father, he was not a hereditary civil chief. Black Hawk earned his status as a war chief or captain by his actions: leading raiding and war parties as a young man, and leading a band of Sauk warriors during the Black Hawk War of 1832. During the War of 1812, Black Hawk had fought on the side of the British against the U.S., hoping to push white American settlers away from Sauk territory. Later he led a band of Sauk and Fox warriors, known as the British Band, against European-American settlers in Illinois and present-day Wisconsin in the 1832 Black Hawk War. After the war, he was captured by U.S. forces and taken to the eastern U.S. He and other war leaders were taken on tour of several cities. Shortly before being released from custody, Black Hawk told his story to an interpreter Antoine LeClair and a newspaper reporter J.B. Patterson, who published Autobiography of Ma-Ka-Tai-Me-She-Kia-Kiak, or Black Hawk, Embracing the Traditions of his Nation. The first Native American autobiography to be published in the U.S., the book became an immediate bestseller and has gone through several editions. Black Hawk died in 1838 in what is now southeastern Iowa. At age 19, he led 200 men in a battle against the Osage, in which he personally killed five men and one woman. Soon after, he joined his father in a raid against Cherokee along the Meramec River in Missouri. After Pyesa died from wounds received in the battle, Black Hawk inherited the Sauk medicine bundle which his father had carried, giving him an important role in the tribe. After an extended period of mourning for his father, Black Hawk resumed leading raiding parties over the next years, usually targeting the traditional enemy, the Osage. Black Hawk did not belong to a clan that provided the Sauk with hereditary civil leaders, or "chiefs". He achieved status through his exploits as a warrior and by leading successful raiding parties. Men like Black Hawk are sometimes called "war chiefs", but historian Patrick Jung writes, "It is more accurate to call them 'war leaders' since the nature of their office and the power that it wielded was much different from that of a civil chief." .

Reviews

(Log in or Create an Account first!)

You’re rating the book as a work, not the seller or the specific copy you purchased!

Details

Bookseller
Antiquarian Book Shop US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
45132
Title
AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MA-KA-TAI-ME-SHE-KIA-KIAK, OR BLACK HAWK, Embracing the Traditions of His Nation, Various Wars in Which He Has Been Engaged, and His Account of the Cause and General History of the Black Hawk War of 1832
Author
Patterson, J. B. ; (Editor) ; Ma-ka-tai-me-she-kia-kiak ; Black Hawk ; Antoine LeClair (Interpreter0
Format/Binding
Hardcover
Book Condition
Used - Very Good
Quantity Available
1
Edition
First Edition Thus
Publisher
J. B. Patterson - Continental Printing Co
Place of Publication
Oquawka IL
Date Published
1882
Size
8vo.
Weight
0.00 lbs
Keywords
Black Hawk War of 1832, American Indian Wars, Native American Autobiographies, Black Hawk, Sauk American Indian tribe, War Chiefs, Black Hawk, Sauk Indian tribe, MA-KA-TAI-ME-SHE-KIA-KIAK
Bookseller catalogs
Americana and American History; 19th Century; Native American;

Terms of Sale

Antiquarian Book Shop

We are long-time professional booksellers and value our customers. We make every attempt to describe our inventory with care and package items carefully for shipping. Discretionary returns will be refunded the price of the book, exclusive of shipping expenses. We make every reasonable effort to make sure customers have a good experience purchasing from us.

About the Seller

Antiquarian Book Shop

Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 4 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Biblio member since 2017
Washington, District of Columbia

About Antiquarian Book Shop

At The Antiquarian Book Shop, located in Georgetown - an historic neighborhood of Washington, D.C. we have been buying, selling & appraising rare, interesting and scholarly books in Georgetown for more than 30 years. Over those many years we have taken great pleasure from satisfying our customers' eclectic literary requirements in the shop and hope to continue in that tradition now that we have moved our operation on-line.Currently, our catalogued inventory includes about 4,000 books from the sixteenth century through the twentieth century in a variety of subject areas. Our stock comprises antiquarian books, collectible books and scholarly books, as well as a selection of antique prints and ephemera.The books listed here represent only a small portion of our total inventory. We are in the process of cataloguing the extensive holdings in our warehouse (15,000+ books) and hope to flesh out these pages over the months to come. Our new format allows us to expand & update our listings frequently. We have included images of many items listed to better convey their quality and condition.

Glossary

Some terminology that may be used in this description includes:

First Edition
In book collecting, the first edition is the earliest published form of a book. A book may have more than one first edition in...
Rubbing
Abrasion or wear to the surface. Usually used in reference to a book's boards or dust-jacket.
Cloth
"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers. The cloth is stretched...
FFEP
A common abbreviation for Front Free End Paper. Generally, it is the first page of a book and is part of a single sheet that...
Spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....
Gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...

Frequently asked questions

This Book’s Categories

tracking-