The Quapaw or Akansa were the most southerly tribe in the main Siouan territory.
Originally the site of the city was occupied by the Quapaw Indians.
He lives in his native Oklahoma with his wife, a Quapaw Indian princess, and their two children.
They occupy a reservation of 72,000 acres, adjoining the Quapaw reservation on the south and west.
The position of the village of the Algonquian Michigamea, who lived north of the Quapaw, has not been determined.
The name of the tribe, Quapaw, signifies "downstream people;" Omaha being translated "those going against the wind or current."