more quapaw information and I question this too

Quapaw – The Quapaw once were a division of a larger group known as the Dhegiha Sioux. They split into the tribes known today as the Quapaw; Osage; Ponca; Kansa; and Omaha when they left the Ohio Valley. They were also called Akansa, or Arkansas, by the Illinois and other Algonquian speaking Indians, a name probably derived from one of the Quapaw social subdivisions. The Quapaw moved down the Mississippi River into Arkansas, displacing the Tunica and the Illinois. When the Louisiana Purchase occurred in 1803, the United States came into control of the Quapaw and their territory. When Jefferson purchased the Louisiana Territory, he planned to use the area as a place to send all of the eastern tribes. This meant that tribes already there had to be moved further west. This desire to provide a homeland for eastern tribes like the Cherokee and Choctaw, along with the fact that the Quapaw tribal population had dramatically declined due to disease, prompted the government in 1818 to obtain from the Quapaw a cession of land encompassing all of what is now southern Arkansas, Oklahoma, and part of Louisiana,. The only tract of land that remained was a small parcel situated on the south side of the Arkansas River between Little Rock and Arkansas Post, but the Quapaw lost half of this either by design or through error in the transcription of the treaty for the United States Congress.

Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma
P.O. Box 765
Quapaw, OK 74363



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