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Auction 116, Lot 187

"Map Showing the Lands assigned to Emigrant Indians West of Arkansas & Missouri", U.S. War Dept.

Subject: Midwestern United States

Period: 1860 (circa)

Publication: ASP Military Affairs, Vol. VI, No 654-A

Color: Hand Color

17.8 x 18.5 inches
45.2 x 47 cm
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This attractive map was originally published in 1836 in the "Report of the Dragoons under command of Colonel Henry Dodge to the Rocky Mts. during the Summer of 1835." Because of its scarcity and importance, it was reissued in the American State Papers (ASP) circa 1860. The map covers the region of present-day Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas and Oklahoma. The tribal lands are outlined in color. An inset provides tabulations of the numbers of Indians and a listing of estimated acres of land assigned to these Tribes. While it shows the Santa Fe Road, the route of Col. Dodge is not depicted. The map is based on the 1836 map that was prepared by Lt. Washington Hood. Wheat calls this "an important historical map." It documents an ugly phase of American history during the first half of the 19th century when Indian tribes were forced to migrate to the areas shown.

References: Claussen & Friis #127; Wagner-Camp #63; Wheat [TMW] #412.

Condition: A+

This example has lovely original color and a sharp impression. Issued folding, now pressed and backed with archival tissue. A trace of light offsetting near neatline, still overall fine.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $250

Closed on 9/20/2006