"Map of the Cessions and Reservations of the Upper and Lower Sioux Indians", U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs
Subject: Central United States
Period: 1897 (dated)
Publication: Sen Doc 68, 55th Cong., 2nd Sess.
Color: Printed Color
16.8 x 18.8 inches
42.7 x 47.8 cm
An uncommon map that was compiled in the Indian Office by R. F. Thompson. The map encompasses portions of North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Nebraska, Missouri and Wisconsin and all of Iowa. Coloring and notes give history of cessions, tribal boundaries, reservations, and more. Drawn by A.H. Bell to accompany the statement concerning Sissetons and Wahpetons known today as the Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux Tribe. The people of this tribe are descendants of the Sisseton and Wahpeton Dakota bands. They are believed to be two of the original Seven Council Fires or the "Oceti-Sakowin."
Good color and impression. Folding, as issued with one small fold intersection split. A couple areas of light toning or color offsetting, still very good.