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Little Rock in Pulaski County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Witness to Removal

La Petite Roche Historical Walk

 
 
Witness to Removal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 10, 2018
1. Witness to Removal Marker
Inscription. In 1818, the U.S. policy on Indian Removal restricted the Quapaw to a reservation in Arkansas. The western boundary, or Quapaw Line, began at "the Little Rock." This was perhaps the first official use of the name Little Rock. In 1824, a new treaty pushed the Quapaw out, marking the beginning of Indian Removal in Arkansas. In the 1830s, nearly all of the Indians in the southeastern U.S. came through Little Rock on their way to Indian Territory. Hundreds of men, women and children were transported on steamboats. The north side of the Arkansas River at Little Rock became a major supply point. Contractors made fortunes providing rations to Indians. On February 4, 1839, the Little Rock Times reported that the "last of the 228 emigrating Cherokees arrived at this place on the steamer Victoria. Nine deaths have occurred since the commencement of their journey; but in general they look well and enjoy good health. In the company is the celebrated [Cherokee] chief John Ross, who buried his wife in this city on Sunday." Quatie Ross lies at rest in Mount Holly Cemetery.
 
Location. 34° 44.947′ N, 92° 15.998′ W. Marker is in Little Rock, Arkansas, in Pulaski County. Marker can be reached from President Clinton Avenue. Touch for map
Witness to Removal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 10, 2018
2. Witness to Removal Marker
. Located along the Arkansas Riverfront Trail in Riverfront Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 400 President Clinton Avenue, Little Rock AR 72201, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The "Little Rock" (a few steps from this marker); Smaller Rock, Big Bridge (a few steps from this marker); It is River City (a few steps from this marker); The Big Rock and the Little Rock (a few steps from this marker); One Old Rock (a few steps from this marker); A Piece of the Rock, a Piece of History (within shouting distance of this marker); Arkansas in the Civil War (within shouting distance of this marker); The Point of Rocks (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Little Rock.
 
Categories. Native AmericansNatural Features
 
The "Little Rock" image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 10, 2018
3. The "Little Rock"
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 18, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 18, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 59 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 18, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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