Black Hawk

By Arthur J. Beckhard
Level 9

Before dying, Pyesa, Black Hawk’s father and chief of his people, commanded his son to defend their land from whites, who were trying to force the tribe off of their land. Black Hawk, however, has no taste for killing and scalping and goes through great internal conflict. The story of this great-hearted leader shows how some whites and Native Americans were peaceful and kind, while others were not. Based on true events, this powerful book teaches about a difficult time period and shares profound, unique messages about love, faith, mercy, humility, friendship, forgiveness, and faith.

This book is a suggested read-aloud for The Good and The Beautiful History Year 3 course.

Region North America, United States, Illinois
Period 19th Century, 1800s, early 1800s
Genre Historical Fiction
Digital Format Audiobook
The Good and the Beautiful Library Yes
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  • 4 Moral Value
  • 5 Educational Value
  • 4 Literary Value
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