Students will examine the positive and negative impact of the early European explorers on the Native American tribes in Arkansas. This unit will focus on the following explorers: Hernando De Soto, Jacques Marquette, Louis Joliet, Sieur de La Salle, and Henri De Tonti
Students shall explain the significant contributions of early explorers.
Research the impact of Spanish explorations in modern-day Arkansas.
Research how French exploration affected Native American development.
Explain why the Arkansas Post was an important settlement.
Compare and contrast the early European explorers.