Sauk Proverbs

Look at your own moccasin tracks before pronouncing someone else’s faults.

You can’t purchase friendship—you have to do your part to make it.

Native American Wisdom

The Sauk were once part of a large group of several Indian tribes, and lived close to another related tribe called the Fox. They initially lived in Canada and Michigan, but were driven out by the Iroquois and moved to Wisconsin, Illinois, and Iowa.

In 1804, they gave up much of their land to the US, and most of them moved again. But many of them were later led by a renowned warrior named Black Hawk in trying to regain one of their villages, which led to the Black Hawk War of 1832 where they were defeated. Most of the 1000 current Sauk live in Iowa and Oklahoma.