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The Sauks or Sacs (Asakiwaki in their own language or Osakiwug) are a group of First Nations/Native Americans whose original territory may have been along the St. Lawrence River. Pressure from other tribes drove them to Michigan around Saginaw Bay from whence they were driven by the Hurons armed with French weapons. They then occupied territory in parts of what is now Illinois and Wisconsin. Their closely allied tribe, the Fox, were noted for their hostility towards the French and fought two Fox Wars in the early 18th century. After the second war, the Sac sheltered the remaining Fox in their camp and were subject to French attack themselves. The Sac continued moving west to Iowa and Kansas. There were two crucial leaders of the Sac at this time. Chief Keokuk accepted the loss of land (at first, east of the Mississippi) as inevitable in the face of vast numbers of white soldiers and settlers. He tried to preserve peacefully whatever remnant of tribal land he could. Chief Black Hawk wanted to fight, saying his people were "FORCED into WAR by being DECEIVED!" (See Akwesasne Notes, June, 1969.) The refusal of the band of Sac under Black Hawk in 1832 to accept the continued loss of lands (in western Illinois, this time) led to their reduction in importance at the hands of General Edmund P. Gaines in the Blackhawk War. The Sac later moved into reservations in Oklahoma where they merged with the Fox as the Sac and Fox Nation. First Nations is a term of ethnicity used in Canada that has widely replaced the use of the word Indian. It refers to the Indigenous peoples of North America located in what is now Canada, and their descendants, who are not Inuit or Métis. ... A Sioux in traditional dress including war bonnet, circa 1908. ... The Saint Lawrence River (French fleuve Saint-Laurent) is a large west-to-east flowing river in the middle latitudes of North America, connecting the Great Lakes with the Atlantic Ocean. ... State nickname: Wolverine State or Great Lakes State Other U.S. States Capital Lansing Largest city Detroit Governor Jennifer Granholm (D) Senators Carl Levin (D) Debbie Stabenow (D) Official languages English de-facto Area 250,941 km² (11th)  - Land 147,255 km²  - Water 103,687 km² (41. ... Saginaw Bay is located on Lake Huron, and forms the space between The Thumb and the rest of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan on the eastern side of the state of Michigan. ... This article is about the First Nations people, the Wyandot, also known as the Huron. ... State nickname: Land of Lincoln, The Prairie State Other U.S. States Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Governor Rod Blagojevich (D) Senators Richard Durbin (D) Barack Obama (D) Official languages English Area 149,998 km² (25th)  - Land 143,968 km²  - Water 6,030 km² (4. ... State nickname: Badger State State motto: Forward Other U.S. States Capital Madison Largest city Milwaukee Governor Jim Doyle (D) Official languages None Area 169,790 km² (23rd)  - Land 140,787 km²  - Water 28,006 km² (17%) Population (2000)  - Population 5,453,896 (18th)  - Density 38. ... The Fox tribe of Native Americans are an Algonquian language-speaking group that are now merged with the allied Sac tribe as the Sac and Fox Nation. ... State nickname: The Hawkeye State Other U.S. States Capital Des Moines Largest city Des Moines Governor Thomas Vilsack (D) Senators Chuck Grassley (R) Tom Harkin (D) Official languages English Area 145,743 km² (26th)  - Land 144,701 km²  - Water 1,042 km² (0. ... State nickname: The Sunflower State Other U.S. States Capital Topeka Largest city Wichita Governor Kathleen Sebelius (D) Senators {{{Senators}}} Official languages None Area 82,277 mi²; 213,096 km² (15th)  - Land 81,815 mi²; 211,900 km²  - Water 462 mi²; 1,196 km² (0. ... Keokuk is a city located in Lee County, Iowa. ... Black Hawk might refer to two Native American leaders: Black Hawk (chief) - a Sauk and Fox leader who led a rebelion against the United States federal government in 1832 called the Black Hawk War. ... Black Hawk might refer to two Native American leaders: Black Hawk (chief) - a Sauk and Fox leader who led a rebelion against the United States federal government in 1832 called the Black Hawk War. ... 1832 was a leap year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Edmund Pendleton Gaines was a United States army officer who served with distinction during the War of 1812 and the Seminole Wars. ... The Black Hawk War was fought in 1832 in the Midwestern section of the United States. ... Oklahoma is a South Central state of the United States (with strong Southern, Western, and Midwestern influences) and its U.S. postal abbreviation is OK; others abbreviate the states name Okla. ... The Sac and Fox Nation is the modern political entity encompassing the historical Sac and Fox nations of Native Americans. ...


The Sac speak an Algonquian language very closely related to that of the Fox, often called Sauk. It is now almost extinct. The Fox tribe of Native Americans are an Algonquian language-speaking group that are now merged with the allied Sac tribe as the Sac and Fox Nation. ...


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Sac (people) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (237 words)
The Sauks or Sacs (Asakiwaki in their own language or Osakiwug) are a group of First Nations/Native Americans whose original territory may have been along the St.
After the second war, the Sac sheltered the remaining Fox in their camp and were subject to French attack themselves.
The Sac continued moving west to Iowa and Kansas.
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