Noticias sobre los Indios Quapaws durante el siglo XVIII
AuthorsGonzález López-Briones, Carmen
IdentifiersPermanent link (URI): http://hdl.handle.net/10017/4868
Universidad de Alcalá de Henares. Servicio de Publicaciones
REDEN : revista española de estudios norteamericanos, 1994, n. 7, p. -37. ISSN 1131-9674
Arkansas was a frontier land inhabited by the Quapaws and other Indians who temporarily lived in the area (Osages, Chickasaws, Abenaquis, Miamis, Peorías, and Kaskakias). The territory was part of the Province of Louisiana, which was a French colony until 1762, and then a Spanish colony up to the end of the 18th century. The relationship between the Quapaws and the French and Spanish people living at the Post, the village, and the surrounding forests was very close, and it included commercial, defensive, political, and social relations. The Quapaws were key to the French and Spanish authorities aim of controling the territory on face of hostile Indians and British and American political and commercial rivalry. The correspondence between the commandant of the Arkansas Post and the governor in New Orleans provides unvaluable Information about the life of the Quapaws and other Indians, who were be removed from their territory three decades later.