Hello, my name is Steve and I am a historian who works at a museum in Northern Illinois. I grew up in the Rock River Valley (Black Hawk's old stomping grounds), and have heard about Black Hawk since I was a child. The problem is that most of the tales I was told about Black Hawk (usually by teachers) ended up being false. That is when I decided to study the Black Hawk War in depth and help to educate people about one of the most unknown wars in American history. I am also a veteran of the US Army (Airborne Infantry), so military history has always been a passion of mine. I strive for accuracy on this website, so if I have made any mistakes or if you know some great information about the Black Hawk War or those that fought in it, feel free to email me: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are interested in learning more about the Black Hawk War in person, I am willing to travel throughout the Midwest to give lectures. Please contact me for more information.
I am always doing research on the Black Hawk War, so if you know of some cool archives or unpublished letters from the era, please share the information with me! Thanks!