Two more great Indian war chiefs are now available. Ottawa leader Pontiac and Black Hawk, leader of the Sauk will make perfect additions to your armies or as miniatures worthy of spending that little more time painting!
Chief Pontiac, Ottawa war leader
Black Hawk, Sauk Leader
Born in 1767, Black Hawk (or Black Sparrow Hawk, as he was sometimes known) rose to prominence as a leader of the Sauk American Indian people by dint of his warrior prowess. This is an important distinction as although he inherited his father’s medicine bundle, his family was not of a clan from which the Sauk drew their civil leaders. Black Hawk’s name would be written in history for his endeavours during the War of 1812 and the Black Hawk War in 1832…
Siding with the British during the War of 1812, fighting alongside Major-General Henry Procter around Lake Erie. Present at the battle of Fort Meigs and the attack on Fort Stephenson (in which Tecumseh and his Iroquois Confederacy were repulsed in a pyrrhic victory).
Black Hawk led a band of Sauk & Fox warriors, the British Band, against European and American settlers in the region of Illinois and what is now Wisconsin during the 1832 Black Hawk War. Captured following the war’s end, Black Hawk would was taken to the United States and would die in what is now south east Iowa.