National Geographic : 1937 Nov
Photograph by B.Anthony Stewart THE "FATHER OF WATERS FLOWED RED WHEN INDIAN FAMILIES WERE MASSACRED HERE BY AMERICAN TROOPS Black Hawk, with 400 warriors and encumbered by starving children, women, and old men, eluded a United States army of several thousand until, reaching the Mississippi, the Indians tried to cross over and take refuge with the Chippewa. Here, just below the mouth of the Bad Axe River, near Victory, Wisconsin, General Atkin son and his soldiers caught up with the fugitives, drove them into the water, and mowed them down with artillery. Oneyoung mother seized her baby's neck inher teeth and swam the river safely. Black Hawk was captured and taken to Washington, D. C., where President Jackson received him more asahero than aprisoner.