Creator

Date Original

1829

Description

This collection contains newsclippings about attacks on the Osage tribe that took place in ArkansasTerritory.

Biographical/Historical Note

In the seventeenth century, the Osage tribe lived in southwest Missouri and northeast Oklahoma. They claimed hunting grounds in northwest Arkansas, although they did not maintain residences there. When Indian removal took place at the beginning of the nineteenth century, the Osage were forced to hand over their hunting grounds in northwest Arkansas. The Cherokee came into Arkansas at that time, resulting in much violence and instability between the two tribes. This led the government to send in Major William Bradford and a troop of the United States Army to build Fort Smith in 1817. In addition, the government purchased a tract of land between the two tribes in 1822, known as Lovely's Purchase, in order to create a buffer between the Osage and Cherokee tribes.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas; Missouri; Oklahoma

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.009.009

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Springfield [Mass.] newspaper clippings on Osage Indians, SMC.009.009

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Springfield [Mass.] newspaper clippings on Osage Indians, 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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