Creator

Date Original

1821

Description

This collection contains petitions signed by Arkansas residents to the President regarding a treaty with the Choctaw Indian Nation in 1821.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Treaty of Doak's Stand was signed between the Choctaw Nation and the United States. Under the treaty the Choctaw Nation ceded over 5 million acres in Mississippi for land in present day Oklahoma and the recently established Arkansas Territory. Arkansas residents were not happy with the treaty of Doak's Stand as the boundary line passed through 40,000 acres of land in western Arkansas territory. A new treaty was signed in 1825 that moved the Choctaw Nation boundary into present day Oklahoma.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas Territory

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.057.010

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Petition to the president from Arkansas Territory residents, SMC.057.010

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Petition to the president from Arkansas Territory residents, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Disciplines

United States History

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