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Map Showing Cherokee Settlement in Arkansas Territory, 1821


Arkansas Territory and Cherokee Settlement Map, 1821.

All of what would become Newton County, Arkansas, (with the exception of the very northwest corner of the county) was located within the area where the Cherokee Indians lived.

By early 1830, the Cherokee were removed from their above location in Arkansas Territory and relocated into Indian Territory (I. T.). The land previously occupied by the Cherokee was made available to white settlers, which resulted in population growth that allowed a portion of Arkansas Territory to become a state on June 15, 1836.



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