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Ancestral Homeland: Ohio Valley west side of the lower Mississippi to Arkansas River

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Tribal Headquarters

Quapaw Tribe of Indians [Eastern Oklahoma]
P.O. Box 765
Quapaw, OK 74363
Phone: 1.918.542.1853
Fax: 1.918.542.4694

History

Brief Timeline

  • 1673: Contact with French explorer Jacques Marquette
  • 1682: Rene-Robert Cavelier de la Salle
  • 1686: Henri Tonti
  • 1700's: The Quapaw became allies with French
  • 1818 August 24,cession, reservation
  • 1824 November 15, Harrington, Territory of Arkansas, cession
  • 1833 May 13, The tribe moved to Texas near the Red River among the Caddo. A flood encouraged migration back to Arkansas
  • 1833: Removed from Arkansas; forced to locate in Indian Territory among the Osage
  • 1834-1835 Census (M1831)
  • 1835: Treaty with the Comanche, Etc.,
  • 1865 September 13, Indian Territory with the Cherokee and other Tribes.
  • 1867 February 23, Washington D.C., with the Seneca, Mixed Seneca and Shawnee, cession and removal
  • 1867: Ceded land in Kansas
  • 1905: Mineral discoveries of lead and zinc discovered on Quapaw land


Agencies

Caddo Agency

Quapaw Agency 1871-1880

Neosho Agency 1831-1871

Osage Agency 1834-1837 and 1879-1880

Seneca Agency

Reservations

Quapaw Reservation

The Tribe was under the jurisdiction of Superintendencies

Arkansas Superintendency

Western Superintendency

Southern Superintendency

Central Superintendency

Additional References to the History of the Tribe

Frederick Webb Hodge, in his Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico, gave a more complete history of the Quapaw tribe, with estimations of the population of the tribe at various time periods. Additional details are given in John Swanton's The Indian Tribes of North America and in David Bushnell's Villages of the Algonquian, Siouan and Caddoan Tribes West of the Mississippi.

Records

Correspondence and Census

Tribe Agency Location of Original Records

Pre-1880 Correspondence

M 234 RG 75 Rolls 962

Roll Number

FHL

Film

Number

Post-1885 Census

M 595 RG 75 Rolls 693

Roll Number

FHL

Film

Number

Quapaw Caddo and Red River Agencies Washington D.C. Rolls 31, 727 - - -
Quapaw Miami (Quapaw) Agency, 1870-1952 Washington D.C. and Fort Worth Rolls 703-13 - Rolls 411-16 FHL Films 581405-581410
Quapaw Neosho Agency, 1831-71 Washington D.C. Rolls 530-37 - - -
Quapaw Osage Agency,1879-80 Washington D.C. and Fort Worth Rolls 633-41 - Roll 317 FHL Films 579727-579738
Quapaw Seneca Agency, 1901-07, 1910-21 Washington D.C. - - Rolls 487-89 FHL Films 581498-581499

Treaties

  • 1818 August 24,cession, reservation
  • 1824 November 15, Harrington, Territory of Arkansas, cession
  • 1833 May 13,
  • 1835: with the Comanche, Etc.,
  • 1865 September 13, Indian Territory with the Cherokee and other Tribes.
  • 1867 February 23, Washington D.C., with the Seneca, Mixed Seneca and Shawnee, cession and removal.

Vital Records

Important Web Sites

References


Bibliography

  • Guide to Federal Records in the National Archives; Record Group 75, Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
  • Hodge, Frederick Webb. Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution, 1906 Available online.
  • Klein, Barry T., ed. Reference Encyclopedia of the American Indian. Nyack, New York: Todd Publications, 2009. 10th ed. WorldCat 317923332; FHL book 970.1 R259e.
  • Malinowski, Sharon and Sheets, Anna, eds. The Gale Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes. Detroit: Gale Publishing, 1998. 4 volumes. Includes: Lists of Federally Recognized Tribes for U.S., Alaska, and Canada – pp. 513-529 Alphabetical Listing of Tribes, with reference to volume and page in this series Map of “Historic Locations of U.S. Native Groups” Map of “Historic Locations of Canadian Native Groups” Map of “Historic Locations of Mexican, Hawaiian and Caribbean Native Groups” Maps of “State and Federally Recognized U.S. Indian Reservations. WorldCat 37475188; FHL book 970.1 G131g.
Vol. 1 -- Northeast, Southeast, Caribbean
Vol. 2 -- Great Basin, Southwest, Middle America
Vol. 3 -- Arctic, Subarctic, Great Plains, Plateau
Vol. 4 -- California, Pacific Northwest, Pacific Islands
  • Sturtevant, William C. Handbook of North American Indians. 20 vols., some not yet published. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution, 1978– .
Volume 1 -- Not yet published
Volume 2 -- Indians in Contemporary Society (pub. 2008) -- WorldCat 234303751
Volume 3 -- Environment, Origins, and Population (pub. 2006) -- WorldCat 255572371
Volume 4 -- History of Indian-White Relations (pub. 1988) -- WorldCat 19331914; FHL book 970.1 H191h v.4.
Volume 5 -- Arctic (pub. 1984) -- WorldCat 299653808; FHL book 970.1 H191h v.5.
Volume 6 -- Subarctic (pub. 1981) -- WorldCat 247493742; FHL book 970.1 H191h v.6.
Volume 7 -- Northwest Coast (pub. 1990) -- WorldCat 247493311
Volume 8 -- California (pub. 1978) -- WorldCat 13240086; FHL book 970.1 H191h v.8.
Volume 9 -- Southwest (pub. 1979) -- WorldCat 26140053; FHL book 970.1 H191h v.9.
Volume 10 -- Southwest (pub. 1983) -- WorldCat 301504096; FHL book 970.1 H191h v.10.
Volume 11 -- Great Basin (pub. 1986) -- WorldCat 256516416; FHL book 970.1 H191h v.11.
Volume 12 -- Plateau (pub. 1998) -- WorldCat 39401371; FHL book 970.1 H191h v.12.
Volume 13 -- Plains, 2 vols. (pub. 2001) -- WorldCat 48209643
Volume 14 -- Southeast (pub. 2004) -- WorldCat 254277176
Volume 15 -- Northwest (pub. 1978) -- WorldCat 356517503; FHL book 970.1 H191h v.15.
Volume 16 -- Not yet published
Volume 17 -- Languages (pub. 1996) -- WorldCat 43957746
Volume 18 -- Not yet published
Volume 19 -- Not yet published
Volume 20 -- Not yet published

 

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