A sketch of Indian Removal in North Little Rock, Arkansas
Test reads, “A party of 720 Cherokee Indians, under charge of Lieut. Whitley, U.S.A, arrived here on Saturday last, on the s.b. Smelter, on their way to the West, and encamped on the north bank of the river, about half a mile above town…where they are now waiting for conveyance to Fort Gibson.
-Arkansas Gazette, July 11, 1838″
By Sam Watts-Kidd, 2005
Courtesy of the Department of Arkansas Heritage