QUAPAW, OK.--- Two groups work together to make sure a piece of local Native American history is preserved. The Quapaw Tribe and the Arkansas National Guard signed an agreement that will protect sacred sites and other historical resources in Arkansas. The sites are where the Quapaws lived for hundred of years before Arkansas was a state. Organizers say there are hundreds of years of historical sites both known and unknown, which all feature artifacts, villages and burial sites.
"It's a big agreement. Arkansas is our homeland and it feels good to have an agreement with a government in Arkansas," said John Berrey, Chairman of Quapaw Tribe.
The tribe has made similar agreements with other states over the years.
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