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. More... (non-NPS site)
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: