"Indian Territory", General Land Office
Period: 1887 (dated)
Color: Printed Color
32 x 24 inches
81.3 x 61 cm
A most interesting and detailed map reflecting the status of lands allocated to various tribes shown through color coding. Indian removals from their 'home lands' began as early as 1817 and in the years following many of the principal Eastern Indian tribes were relocated to Indian Territory. Here the Five Civilized Tribes formed the nucleus of an organized government. By 1887, however, representatives of some fifty tribes had settled on lands once promised to the original five. This map reflects many of these allocations and provides some data on the pertinent treaties involved. The map does not include the panhandle, which by this time are Public Lands. Drawn by G. P. Strum. According to note in lower margins, it was published to accompany George Catlin's Indian Gallery, by Thomas Donaldson.
Crisp and bright example, folding as issued. One area of light toning or offsetting in title, else fine.