"[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.
Subject: United States - Central
Period: 1884 (dated)
Publication: 5th Annual Report Bureau of Ethnology
Color: Printed Color
The first title continues, "...Made by Them to the Colonies and to the United States by Treaty Stipulations, from the Beginning of Their Relations with the Whites to the Date of Their Removal West of the Mississippi River" and shows the former territorial limits of the Cherokee Nation between the Ohio and Tennessee rivers and the Appalachian Mountains. Key lists 36 cessions from 1721 to 1835 which are numbered and colored on the map (31 x 28"). The second map continues "Also the Boundaries of the Territories Now Occupied Or Owned by Them" and lists cessions 37-47, Treaties of May 6, 1828 and July 19, 1866. The map also includes a small section of Public Lands, Kansas and Arkansas. Shows many villages, forts and Indian Agencies (30 x 20.5"). A terrific 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, tiny loss at one fold intersection in the former, and light offsetting on the second map, still very good.