Community Group EventDoes the University of Iowa Have Black Hawk's Remains?

Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

10/11/2018 6:30pm 10/11/2018 8:30pm Does the University of Iowa Have Black Hawk's Remains? Presenter: Russell Fry The Board of Trustees of the State University of Iowa (now the University of Iowa) met on January 19, 1853. As a member of the Board, Robert Lucas, the former governor of the Iowa Territory, was in attendance. He offered to give Black Hawk's bones to the University. They accepted. Did the University of Iowa ever receive the remains? Do they have them now? Are they long forgotten in a box in some dark basement corner? Learn the disgraceful story of Black Hawk's remains from his 1838 death in Davis County, IA to their final resting place. Iowa City Public Library Iowa City Public Library America/Chicago public

Meeting Room A

Presenter: Russell Fry

The Board of Trustees of the State University of Iowa (now the University of Iowa) met on January 19, 1853. As a member of the Board, Robert Lucas, the former governor of the Iowa Territory, was in attendance. He offered to give Black Hawk's bones to the University. They accepted. Did the University of Iowa ever receive the remains? Do they have them now? Are they long forgotten in a box in some dark basement corner? Learn the disgraceful story of Black Hawk's remains from his 1838 death in Davis County, IA to their final resting place.

This event is open to the public.

Contact Information

Group Name: Des Moines County Historical Society

Group Type: Non-Profit Citizen's Group

Primary Contact Name: Russell Fry

Primary Contact Phone: 319-750-4411

Secondary Contact Name: Connie Fry

Secondary Contact Phone: 319-671-2386