"Map Showing the Distribution of the Indian Tribes of Washington Territory", U.S. Department of Interior
Period: 1876 (dated)
Publication: Contributions to North American Ethnology Vol. 1. USG & G Survey Rocky Mountain
Color: Hand Color
15 x 20 inches
38.1 x 50.8 cm
Compiled by W.H. Dall, U.S. Coast Survey, from the latest authorities to illustrate a paper by Geo. Gibbs and under the direction of J.W. Powell. The map is a detailed examination of the Indian Tribes west of the Cascades. A legend provides the key to the coloring of the tribes. It identifies the tribes of Tsihali-Sel and Niskwalli-Sel (from the Selish Family), Tsinuk (Tsinuk Family), Klikatat (Sahaptin Family), Makah (Nutka Family), and the Owillapsh Tribe of the Tinneh Family. A note states that the official spelling of the tribal names are reduced to their phonetic value. Locates the Niskwalli, Swiwamish, Muckleshoot, Chelalis, and Shoalwater Indian Reservations, to name a few. The only railroad exists between Kalama and Tacoma.
Bright coloring and strong impression. Folding, as issued, with light toning along one fold, and small one fold intersection split with cello tape on verso.