Creator

Date Original

1825-1877

Description

This collection contains photocopies of field notes, instructions, and correspondence concerning the western boundary of Arkansas and the eastern boundaries of the Cherokee and Choctaw Nations in Indian Territory.

Biographical/Historical Note

As established by Congress in 1819, Arkansas Territory encompassed more than 100,000 square miles, including much of what is now Oklahoma. In 1823, Congress drew a line directly south from the southwest corner of Missouri and fixed it as the western boundary of Arkansas, pending approval of the Choctaws. Other boundaries were also proposed prior to permanent establishment of the line, necessitating surveys and re-surveys during much of the nineteenth century.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas Territory; Oklahoma

Language

English

Identifier

MS.000024

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Arkansas western boundary field notes, MS.000024

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Arkansas western boundary field notes, 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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