Join the Old State House Museum for a lunch lecture on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 12:00 pm.
Dr. Carl Carlson-Drexler will be here to talk about “Life and Death on Lost Prairie: The 1819-1820 Cherokee Settlements on the Red River.”
The westward spread of American settlement pushed many southeastern Native American tribes from their homes.
One of these was the Cherokee, who came to Arkansas in the 1810s, settling on the Arkansas River. In 1819, a small band moved from the Arkansas to the Red River. Their time there was brief, and ended violently following an attack by the Arkansas Territorial Militia. This presentation delves deeper into this story and teases out the complexities of Native life in early southwest Arkansas.