The Rumble of a Distant Drum: The Quapaws and Old World Newcomers, 1673-1804

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Winner of the 2001 Booker Worthen Literary Prize Winner of the 2002 S. G. Ragsdale Award for Arkansas History The Rumble of a Distant Drum opens in 1673 when Marquette and Jolliet sailed down the Mississippi River and found the Quapaw living in the area where the Arkansas River flowed into the Mississippi. In 1686 Henri de Tonti would found Arkansas Post in this same location. It was the first European settlement in this part of the country, established thirty years before New Orleans and eighty before St. Louis. ...

The Rumble of a Distant Drum: The Quapaws and Old World Newcomers, 1673-1804 2007, University of Arkansas Press

ISBN-13: 9781557288394

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