Indian Lake Passage: Dane County Historical Society
“On July 21, 1832, during the Black Hawk War, Sac Indian leader Black Hawk and his band left Pheasant Branch, west of Madison, retreating ahead of the military forces commanded by Colonels Ewing and Dodge. The band fled north following a route past the west end of Indian Lake and turned westward down the broad valley now bisected by Highway 12. The military, despite rain and exhausted horses, managed to catch up to Black Hawk’s warriors late that afternoon at the Heights overlooking the Wisconsin River.” (Wisconsin Historical Society)
Marker is on Highway 19, in the parking lot of the Indian Lake Park boat landing, on the right when traveling east. This is the most eastern entrance to the park. (at approximately 8314 Highway 19).