Creator

Date Original

1980

Description

This manuscript is a translation of Antoine Barraque's 1826 journal describing the Quapaw removal from Arkansas to Louisiana.

Biographical/Historical Note

Antoine Barraque was born in France in 1773. After fighting in the Napoleonic Wars, he emigrated to the United States and settled in Arkansas in 1816. He married Maria Therese Dardenne, who was one-half Quapaw Indian, and established a cotton plantation in Jefferson County, naming it New Gascony. In 1826, he was appointed sub-agent to the Quapaws, who were forced to cede their land along the Arkansas River to the United States, and move to land along the Red River in Louisiana. Barraque assisted the Indians with this move, traveling with them. During the journey, he wrote a journal of the events. Written in French, the journal was translated by Laura Hinderks Thompson in 1980.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.032.012

Resource Type

Text

Collection

"Historical Translation of Antoine Barraque Manuscript" by Laura Hinderks Thompson, SMC.032.012

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

"Historical Translation of Antoine Barraque Manuscript" by Laura Hinderks Thompson, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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