The South-west Independent was published weekly in Fayetteville by William Quesenbury from 1853 to 1858, a period when Fayetteville was growing significantly. Mullins Library at the University of Arkansas has more than a dozen issues on microfilm. It includes stories about events and people of Fayetteville and Arkansas as well as some news from the Indian Territory. See Film 152.
The Arkansas History Commission also has the microfilm available.