Spanish Conquistador 1540

NPS/Don Hall

1541 - Hernando de Soto in Arkansas
Two hundred years before Lewis and Clark, over sixty years before Jamestown and Plymoth Rock, Hernando de Soto and an army of over six hundred embarked on a four year, four thousand mile odyssey in search of fame and fortune in North America.
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1783 British uniform and musket

NPS/Ray Hamel

1783 - The American Revolution in Arkansas.
On April 17, 1783, British partisans and their Chickasaw allies attacked the remote fort at Arkansas Post. Learn more with the documents below:
-A first hand account of Colbert's Raid

-Colbert's Raid: Special History Report

-Colbert's Raid: Special HIstory Report (with footnotes)

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1863 - American Civil War at Arkansas Post
" A blaze of fire flashed like lightening from our line, sending three thousand bullets into the Federal ranks."

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Last updated: April 10, 2015

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