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Quapaw Treaty approaches 200th anniversary

Giant stones leaning against each other

This August marks the 200th anniversary of the Quapaw Treaty of 1818. The treaty served as a boundary to separate land for the Quapaw Tribe and land for future development. White settlers didn’t permanently arrive until 1820. By that time, the Quapaw Tribe had moved to southwest Arkansas and northwest Louisiana. The treaty also serves as the first government document that referred to the land as “Little Rock.”

Beyond marking significant history between settlers and indigenous people of Arkansas, the Quapaw Line also served as a landmark for surveyors and played a key role in the development of the area.

– Maeghen Carter, Ghidotti Communications

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