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Waubeshiek

Waubeshiek (wôˈbəshēk) [key], 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 War. He was captured with Black Hawk, imprisoned, and taken to Washington, D.C. He spent his last days peacefully in Iowa.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

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