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Discover History: The Quapaw Treaty of 1818 Exhibition at the National Museum of the American Indian



Quapaw Treaty of 1818

In a significant event celebrating history and culture, the National Museum of the American Indian, together with the National Archives and Records Administration, is proud to present the Quapaw Treaty of 1818. This vital document will be showcased in the "Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations" exhibition from April 3, 2024, until October 2024.


The exhibition marks a momentous occasion with a delegation from the Quapaw Nation, led by Chair Wena Supernaw, traveling to Washington, D.C., to honor their ancestors and share their history. Their presence emphasizes the living legacy of the Quapaw people and their ongoing connection to their ancestral lands and agreements.


The Treaty of 1818 is a crucial piece of history, symbolizing the complex interactions between the United States and the Quapaw Nation. Its display offers a rare opportunity for visitors to delve into the nuances of this pivotal moment in U.S. and Native American history.


Visit and Reflect

This exhibition not only highlights an essential part of America's past but also serves as a reminder of the resilience and perseverance of the Quapaw Nation. It is an invitation to reflect on the enduring significance of treaties and their impacts on the lives and sovereignty of Native American nations.


Location and Dates


Credit: National Museum of the American Indian


Don't miss this unique opportunity to explore the rich history of the Quapaw Nation and their treaties with the United States. For more details on the exhibition and to plan your visit, head to the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian website.


For the full story and more insights into this historic event, visit the original post on the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian website.

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