- a member of a North American Indian people formerly of Arkansas, now living mostly in northeastern Oklahoma.
- the Siouan language of the Quapaw.
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Originally the site of the city was occupied by the Quapaw Indians.
The name of the tribe, Quapaw, signifies "downstream people;" Omaha being translated "those going against the wind or current."
The position of the village of the Algonquian Michigamea, who lived north of the Quapaw, has not been determined.
They occupy a reservation of 72,000 acres, adjoining the Quapaw reservation on the south and west.The Indian Question (1874)
Francis A. Walker
He lives in his native Oklahoma with his wife, a Quapaw Indian princess, and their two children.The Story of Geronimo
James Arthur Kjelgaard