Keokuk was a chief of the Sauk or Sac tribe in central North America noted for his involvement as a warrior in the Black Hawk
War. The town of Keokuk, Iowa, where he is buried, is named for him. Although Chief Keokuk had not opposed the advance of
the white men, and despite the fact that a four hundred square mile strip surrounding his village was exempted from the 1832
Black Hawk Purchase, Keokuk and his followers were eventually moved west of the Mississippi River.
From there he and his people were moved to a reservation in Kansas, where Keokuk died in 1848. In 1883 his remains were moved
back to the town named after him and a monument by Nellie Walker erected there in 1913. From: historical accounts & records
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