"[Pair] Map of the Former Territorial Limits of the Cherokee Nation of Indians [together with] Map Showing the Territory Originally Assigned to the Cherokee Nation of Indians West of the Mississippi…", Royce, C. C.
Period: 1884 (dated)
Publication: 5th Annual Report Bureau of Ethnology
Color: Printed Color
Pair of large maps depicting, in a colored and numeric key, those lands owned and ceded by the Cherokee Indians. First map (31.2 x 28.3") shows the former territorial limits of the Cherokee Nation between the Ohio and Tennessee rivers and the Appalachian Mountains. It depicts the various cessions made by them to the United States up to their removal to west of the Mississippi. The second map (30 x 20.7") shows the regions assigned to them in Indian Territory. The map also includes a small section of Public Lands, Kansas and Arkansas. Shows many villages, forts and Indian Agencies. Inset gives chronological detail of Cherokee treaties. A great pair of large maps portraying an important period in Native American history.
Both issued folding, and now pressed and backed with archival tissue. A hint of toning along some folds, more so in the former, else near fine.