"Indian Territory", General Land Office
Period: 1883 (dated)
Publication: Senate Ex. Doc 17, 48th Cong., 2nd Session
Color: Printed Color
32 x 24 inches
81.3 x 61 cm
A most interesting and detailed map that provides a fascinating study of the progress of settlement and surveying. Reflects the status of lands allocated to ten tribe groups 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 where the Five Civilized Tribes formed the nucleus of an organized government. By 1883, however, representatives of nearly 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. Does not include the panhandle, which by this time are Public Lands. Drawn by G. P. Strum, principle Draughtsman for the G.L.O.
Issued folding, now pressed and backed with archival tissue. Close binding trim at left nearly to neatline with paper laid in. Very light toning along some folds, else very good.