A New Story, 1883


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A New Story, 1883

This excerpt from page 123 of Harvey Rice's "Pioneers of the Western Reserve" (Boston and New York: Lee and Shephard Publisher, 1883) reveals the details of the new version of Black Hawk's trip to Cleveland in 1833 that circulated in the city in the post-Civil War period. It featured an alleged canoe trip by Black Hawk up the Cuyahoga River to visit the grave of his mother on the grounds of Riverside Cemetery.

Image courtesy of Cleveland State University Library Special Collections


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