Andrew Blackhawk

Andrew Blackhawk (HM21RT)

Location: Black River Falls, WI 54615 Jackson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 44° 20.131', W 90° 44.287'

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Wa Kon Ja Xhenu

—Born October 10, 1896 Died November 15, 1971 —

This plaque commemorates the memory and deed of Andrew Blackhawk who gave the land of the current Winnebago powwow grounds to his tribe with the hope that it would be used by his people for a common gathering site. This 10 acres of land became Winnebago tribal property on January 24, 1952 for the specific use of ceremonial and recreational purpose. The land was given at a time when there was much dissension among tribal members and Andrew hoped a common gathering ground would draw his people back into a "community."

A proud tribal member, Andrew was also a distinguished Veteran of the United States Army and selflessly served his people and his country in World War I from November 7, 1917 to May 9, 1919. The Winnebago American Legion Post 129 is named in his honor.

In Andrew's recognition, the Andrew Blackhawk American Legion Auxiliary Unit 129 proudly donates this plaque, to commemorate this kind gesture that has been enjoyed by many Winnebagoes and others. It is hoped that this fine example of citizenship and traditional Winnebago philosophy will be remembered by many current and future generations as they enjoy each other's company. It was the intent of Andrew that this be so.
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HM NumberHM21RT
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Year Placed1989
Placed ByDonated by the Andrew Blackhawk American Legion Auxiliary Unit 129
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Date Added Tuesday, September 19th, 2017 at 7:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 680320 N 4911627
Decimal Degrees44.33551667, -90.73811667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 20.131', W 90° 44.287'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 20' 7.86" N, 90° 44' 17.22" W
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Area Code(s)715, 608
Closest Postal AddressAt or near W8426 WI-54, Black River Falls WI 54615, US
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