ARKANSAS HISTORICAL QUARTERLY, Volume 2 (June 1943), p. 105
INDIANS OF CLARK COUNTY
BY V. L. HUDDLESTON,
Somewhere in the very distant past the first man
came into what is now the present area known politically as Clark county,
Arkansas. These first men lived entirely by hunting and fishing with
some food gathered from the trees and shrubs in their fruiting season.
His possessions possibly, consisted only of a crude club and a stone knife.
His habitation was a crude bark shelter with some skins, undoubtedly
poorly tanned and prepared. He knew nothing of agriculture and did not build
a permanent home. How long ago this occurred is only a wild guess, possibly
not more than 15,000 nor less than 3,000 years. Even to say that they ever
existed is a guess. The basis for supposing that such a people did live
here rests on a few crude implements that have been found in the area of
Clark county and which cannot be classified in any of the cultural levels
of early man.