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Black Hawk's Profile

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 2 September 2015 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

One Native American with strong ties to Wisconsin Dells is Black Hawk, the well-known warrior and leader of the Sauk and Fox Indians. Although neither of these tribes made their homes in the Dells, this is where Black Hawk fled after a devastating massacre at the Bad Axe River in 1832. Native legend has it that during his flight, he coaxed his horse to leap fifty-two feet across the Wisconsin River at the narrowest spot in the Dells, known today as Black Hawk's Leap. Folklore also says that Black Hawk hid until he was captured by two Ho-Chunk braves. Other historical documents indicate Black Hawk surrendered to the U.S. Army after his defeat.

This rock formation along the Wisconsin River resembles a head in profile and is aptly named Black Hawk's Profile after the great warrior who sought refuge among the caves of the Dells.

Photo captured August 7, 2015.

NIKON D7000 1/180 second F/6.7 ISO 200 27 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, NYC, Canada

The color of the rocks and the cascading trees really make one appreciate
the beauty here, sensational !~

2 Sep 2015 5:56am

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

Splendid, vivid colors.:-)

2 Sep 2015 7:17am

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Très bien vu! très beau!

2 Sep 2015 8:02am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Cette plaque de roche ocre qui ressort quelle compo avec la végétaiton verte.

2 Sep 2015 8:16am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Yes a somewhat cubist face alright. Well documented

2 Sep 2015 9:31am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

So impressive rocks !

2 Sep 2015 9:34am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Nice series, beautiful place.

2 Sep 2015 9:40am

Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

It is a nice place with a good legend.

2 Sep 2015 10:16am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Very beautiful !

2 Sep 2015 10:59am

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

belle série détaillée.)

2 Sep 2015 11:47am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Beautiful rocks and trees. An interesting bit of history/legend, too.

2 Sep 2015 1:22pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

A wonderful historical story to go along with this fine image. I'm enjoying your series very much.

2 Sep 2015 2:26pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A fascinating rock likeness and a very interesting story.

2 Sep 2015 2:53pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

The graphic in the stone is impressive

2 Sep 2015 5:30pm

Francisco Romero from Leon, Spain

It really seems the face of a warrior. And a beautiful image.

2 Sep 2015 7:37pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

Beautiful. As you mention the Dells, I recall days in early fifties of going to Lake Ripley. Is that nearby? I was only a child, but fond memories of Wisconsin and Lake Ripley.

2 Sep 2015 8:24pm

@LauraS: Lake Ripley is about 24 miles east of Madison and Wisconsin Dells is about 57 miles north of Madison. :-)

Marc from Granby, Québec, Canada

On voie très bien le visage du guerrier ,bien vue!

2 Sep 2015 11:32pm

Carol from Leamington, Canada

A very interesting read Steven... the rock is amazing and aptly named too... such a great series, I am enjoying this journey through Wisconsin, it's beautiful!

2 Sep 2015 11:36pm

Bruce from Tacoma, United States

Beautiful photo and a great history lesson. I have not been to the Dells for years but I remember how beautiful it is.

2 Sep 2015 11:53pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

The colors are just beautiful. A gorgeous view. What a great story!

3 Sep 2015 1:11am

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

The Indian face stands out nicely in this shot,

3 Sep 2015 1:22am

John Jungklaus from Chase Mills, NY, United States

The profile is captured superbly Steven !! I love the greenish color associated, and throughout !! Fantastic !!!

3 Sep 2015 1:33am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That is another terrific shot of that beautiful rock.

3 Sep 2015 2:56am

fateme@@ from Dezful, Iran

Very beautiful composition.

4 Sep 2015 8:36pm