Scope and Contents: Collection contains journals, letters, and potems of François Dominique Rouquette. Rouquette wrote about the Choctaw, Chickasaw, and Osage Indians, as well as the settlers and scenery of Arkansas in several journals. His papers also include letters and poems. Many of his writings were published, such as his pieces that were featured in the Fort Smith Arkansas Herald. Some original papers are not available.