Black Hawk State Historic Site

 Saukenuk Exhibit

  New Book!
Twelve Moons:
  A Year with the
  Sauk and 

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  Coffee Cups
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  Black Hawk State Historic Site Book Wins Award  

  Twelve Moons received a Superior Achievement award from the Illinois        
   Association of Museums!  This is the highest award available and, according
   to IAM, "A Superior Achievement award recognizes achievements that are
   models for the profession and reaches a greater audience than is normally
   reached by the nominating institution."

Twelve Moons:
A Year with the Sauk and Meskwaki, 1817-1818

Did you ever wonder what life was like for the native people who lived here before us?  Twelve Moons: A Year with the Sauk and Meskwaki, 1817-1818 takes the reader on a month-by-month journey through the seasons and across the forests and prairies of the upper Midwest surrounding the Mississippi and Rock Rivers.  Experience the ingenuity and challenges of native peoples who occupied this part of Illinois just prior to Statehood in 1818.

This book follows the Sauk and Meskwaki through a year of daily life as they hunted, trapped, farmed, mined, and traveled, all in harmony with the changing seasons and the resources on which they relied for their basic way of life.  Join them in practicing their ancient seasonal traditions during this final time before encroaching settlers and mounting military pressures changed their way of life forever.

You can purchase the book at the Hauberg Museum during normal business hours or it can be mailed to you.  Contact the Hauberg Museum at

Order information:
Checks only, made payable to Citizens to Preserve Black Hawk Park Foundation.
Cost $13 per book.  Add $2.50 for postage and handling.
Multiple books postage and handling is $4.95 plus an additional 50 cents for each additional book.

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