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Arkansas Post

National Memorial - Arkansas

The Arkansas Post (French: Poste de Arkansea) was the first European settlement in the lower Mississippi River Valley and present-day Arkansas when Henri de Tonti established it in 1686 as a French trading post on the banks of the lower Arkansas River.

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Official Visitor Map of Yosemite Arkansas Post National Memorial (NMEM) in Arkansas. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).Arkansas Post - Visitor Map

Official Visitor Map of Yosemite Arkansas Post National Memorial (NMEM) in Arkansas. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).

Official visitor map of Trail of Tears National Historic Trail (NHT) in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma and Tennessee. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).Trail of Tears - Trail Map

Official visitor map of Trail of Tears National Historic Trail (NHT) in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma and Tennessee. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).

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Map of the U.S. National Park System. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).

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Map of the U.S. National Park System with Unified Regions. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).

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Map of the U.S. National Heritage Areas. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).

https://www.nps.gov/arpo/index.htm https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arkansas_Post The Arkansas Post (French: Poste de Arkansea) was the first European settlement in the lower Mississippi River Valley and present-day Arkansas when Henri de Tonti established it in 1686 as a French trading post on the banks of the lower Arkansas River. Located at the confluence of two rivers, Arkansas Post has served as a gathering place for many cultures throughout human history - it represents cultural cooperation, conflict, synthesis, and diversity. Arkansas Post National Memorial is located in southeastern Arkansas. The entrance to the park is on Arkansas Hwy 169, seven miles south of Gillett, via US Hwy 165 (The Great River Road), and about 20 miles northeast of Dumas, via US 165. Arkansas Post Visitor Center View the park movie, "Arkansas Post: Echoes of the Past" and explore museum exhibits reflecting over three hundred years of human history at Arkansas Post. From DeWitt, Arkansas: Follow State Hwy. 165 south for 18 miles and turn left onto State Hwy. 169. Proceed 2 miles and turn right onto Old Post Road at the dead end. Continue for .8 miles to the Visitor Center. From Dumas, Arkansas: Follow State Hwy. 165 north for 15 miles and turn right onto State Hwy. 169. Proceed 2 miles and turn right onto Old Post Road at the dead end. Continue for .8 miles to the Visitor Center. Arkansas Post National Monument confluence of two rivers Located at the confluence of two rivers, Arkansas Post has served as a gathering place for many cultures. Arkansas Post National Monument the Alligator Slough footbridge The Alligator Slough footbridge Arkansas Post National Monument Arkansas Post National Memorial is in the Lower Mississippi Riverine Forest ecoregion. Located at the confluence of two rivers, Arkansas Post has served as a gathering place for many cultures throughout human history - it represents cultural cooperation, conflict, synthesis, and diversity. Arkansas Post National Monument Over the three centuries of history at Arkansas Post, the area has been greatly changed by both natu Located at the northern edge of the Gulf coastal plain, the Arkansas Post's native growth ranges from prairie grasses and lowland hardwood forests to wetland marshes near the bayous and river. Living History Arkansas Post National Monument cannon firing During the Civil War, Confederate troops tried to maintain tactical control of the confluence of the Arkansas and White Rivers, and in 1862 they constructed a massive earthen fortification known as Fort Hindman at the Post. In January 1863 Union troops d Wildland Fire in Arkansas' National Parks Wildland fire impacts each of the national parks in Arkansas in one way or another. The National Park Service manages wildland fire to protect the public; park communities and infrastructure; conserve natural and cultural resources; and maintain and restore natural ecosystem processes. A prescribed fire is monitored by a firefighter on an all-terrain vehicle. The Border States The existence of divided populations in Border States had a profound impact on Union and Confederate strategy-both political and military. Each side undertook military and political measures--including brutal guerilla warfare-- in their attempts to control areas of divided loyalty and hostile moral and political views held by local civilians. Painting showing removal of Missouri civilians from their homes by Union troops The War and Westward Expansion With Federal resources focused on waging the war farther east, both native tribes and the Confederacy attempted to claim or reclaim lands west of the Mississippi. The Federal government responded with measures (Homestead Act, transcontinental railroad) and military campaigns designed to encourage settlement, solidify Union control of the trans-Mississippi West, and further marginalize the physical and cultural presence of tribes native to the West. Painting Westward the Course of Empire Takes its Way showing settlers moving into the American west NPS Geodiversity Atlas—Arkansas Post National Memorial, Arkansas Each park-specific page in the NPS Geodiversity Atlas provides basic information on the significant geologic features and processes occurring in the park. Links to products from Baseline Geologic and Soil Resources Inventories provide access to maps and reports. pond and shoreline trees The Civilian Experience in the Civil War After being mere spectators at the war's early battles, civilians both near and far from the battlefields became unwilling participants and victims of the war as its toll of blood and treasure grew year after year. In response to the hardships imposed upon their fellow citizens by the war, civilians on both sides mobilized to provide comfort, encouragement, and material, and began to expect that their government should do the same. Painting of civilians under fire during the Siege of Vicksburg Volunteer Bird Monitoring at Arkansas Post National Memorial Heartland Network staff and volunteers monitor birds within the park during the Spring-breeding season. Volunteers are key to the success of this monitoring effort as they are able to survey birds in years when the Heartland Network is not scheduled to do so. This allows Heartland staff to establish continuous records on bird population trends for the park. Northern Cardinal Bird Community Monitoring at Arkansas Post National Memorial Birds are an important part of the world we live in. Arkansas Post National Memorial is located in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley Bird Conservation Region. About 42% of the birds that breed at the park are in decline in the region. The Heartland Inventory and Monitoring Network measures changes in birds and their habitat to determine the health of bird communities and park ecosystems. This information can help managers take effective steps to protect park habitat. Many black waterbirds (coots) lifting in flight from the surface of a lake. Series: National Park Service Geodiversity Atlas The servicewide Geodiversity Atlas provides information on <a href="https://www.nps.gov/subjects/geology/geoheritage-conservation.htm">geoheritage</a> and <a href="https://www.nps.gov/subjects/geology/geodiversity.htm">geodiversity</a> resources and values all across the National Park System to support science-based management and education. The <a href="https://www.nps.gov/orgs/1088/index.htm">NPS Geologic Resources Division</a> and many parks work with National and International <a href="https://www.nps.gov/subjects/geology/park-geology.htm">geoconservation</a> communities to ensure that NPS abiotic resources are managed using the highest standards and best practices available. park scene mountains Deer Monitoring at Arkansas Post National Memorial NPS scientists monitor deer at the memorial using nighttime spotlight surveys. The surveys result in an adjusted count of deer used to track changes in the deer population. This article looks at trend data from 2005 through 2019 for Arkansas Post National Memorial. Group of deer at Arkansas Post National Memorial. Problematic Plant Monitoring at Arkansas Post National Memorial Problematic plants include invasive plants, nonnative plants, and what we sometimes refer to as weeds. These plants can cause harm to ecosystems and even to people. We have identified 28 problematic plants at Arkansas Post National Memorial since 2006. Control efforts have focused on four species. Plant surveys help determine which management actions are appropriate and track the success of our control efforts. A person holding a chainsaw next to small cut trees An Account of 'Colbert's Raid' Early in the morning of April 17, 1783, British partisans commanded by James Colbert attacked the settlement at Arkansas Post, and laid siege to the Spanish fort. Ultimately a Spanish victory, Colbert’s Raid is significant as one of the last engagements of the Revolutionary War, and as a battle far removed from the American colonies between European powers. Painting of a dozen men with guns running out from a wooden fort toward soldiers in a forest.

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