Waubeshiek

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Waubeshiek

(wô`bəshēk), c.1794–c.1841, Native North American prophet, also known as White Cloud. He was a friend and adviser of Black Hawk and by prophesying victory was chiefly responsible for the continuance of the Black Hawk WarBlack Hawk War,
conflict between the Sac and Fox and the United States in 1832. After the War of 1812, whites settling the Illinois country exerted pressure on the Native Americans.
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. He was captured with Black Hawk, imprisoned, and taken to Washington, D.C. He spent his last days peacefully in Iowa.