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Henri de Tonti, called the “father of Arkansas” for his role in establishing the first permanent European settlement, the Poste aux Arkansas (or Arkansas Post) (Arkansas County); circa 1686.
Portrait by Ben Brantly (1935), courtesy of the Arkansas State Archives

Arkansas Post
Business, Commerce, and Industry
de Tonti, Henri
European Exploration and Settlement, 1541 through 1802
French Explorers and Settlers
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