Auction 117, Lot 185

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

Subject: Central United States

Period: 1836 (dated)

Publication: Report of the Dragoons under command of Colonel Henry Dodge

Color: Hand Color

18 x 18.5 inches
45.7 x 47 cm

This attractive map covers the region of present day Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas and Oklahoma. The tribal lands are outlined in fine, original hand 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 1835 map prepared by Lt. Washington Hood and Wheat calls it "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. This is the original and rare issue of 1836, not to be confused with the later issue by the ASP Military Affairs.

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

Condition: B

Folding, as issued on sound paper with original margins. The map is near fine less the light occasional foxing along the right side.

Estimate: $300 - $350

Sold for: $275

Closed on 12/6/2006