Arkansas: Indigenous Peoples


Arkansas: Indigenous Peoples

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"Caddo creation story, by Acee Blue Eagle. Courtesy of Watson Memorial Library, Northwestern State University." Use left navigation bar to learn more about the history and culture of Arkansas' indigenous peoples.

Caddo Creation Story

arkarcheology.uark.edu

ArkansasIDEAS - Arkansas's First People - Five-part series outlining the history of Arkansas' First People, including "cultural legacy, archeological data, and interviews with modern tribal representatives of those who had and still have an impact on Arkansas."

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"Did you know the name "Arkansas" is a Siouan Indian word? It comes from Acansa, which was the name of a major Quapaw village in southeastern Arkansas. Many people believe that Acansa meant "downstream people," but that isn't true--Quapaw, the tribe's own name for themselves, means "downstream people." Acansa probably came from the Quapaw word meaning "southern place." Their non-native neighbors frequently referred to the Quapaw as the Acansa, Arkansas, or Alkansea Indians because of this town."

Arkansas Indian Tribes and Languages

native-languages.org

"Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park, also known as Knapp Mounds, Toltec Mounds Site or Toltec Mounds, is an archaeological site from the Late Woodland period in Arkansas that protects an 18-mound complex with the tallest surviving prehistoric mounds in Arkansas. The site is on the banks of Mound Lake, an oxbow lake of the Arkansas River. It was occupied by its original inhabitants from 600 to 1050 CE. The site is designated as a National Historic Landmark.

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Pathways & Crossroads - website dedicated to the history and genealogy of the "Arkansas Cherokees and those known as the Old Settlers and the Lost Cherokees."

Indian Pathways and Crossroads

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