- A group of Sioan Indians whose name meant "Downstream people," as they
lived near the mouth of the Arkansas River. They were called Arkansa
Arkansas by the Illinois and other Algonquian Indians of that section.
Early explorers found that they lived in walled villages and also erected
large mounds, sometimes placing their chief buildings upon them.
White settlers found these Indians so "troublesome" and reluctant to give
up their land that after a series of treaties , the Quapaw were allotted
land in the Indian Territory.
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