Auction 117, Lot 276

"Sketch of the Blue Water Creek embracing the field of action of the force under the command of Bvt. Brig. Gnl. W. S. Harney in the attack of the 3rd Sept. 1855, on the Brule Band of the Indian Chief Little Thunder", U.S. Government

Subject: Nebraska

Period: 1855 (dated)

Publication: Senate Doc 76, 34th Congress 1st Session

Color: Black & White

5.5 x 8.8 inches
14 x 22.4 cm

This lithographed map shows the region near present-day Ash Hollow, the site of one of the first major battles in the Indian Wars. It shows the camp of the Brule band of the Ogallala Sioux, led by Chief Little Thunder, and their flight from the army of 600 soldiers led by Col. William. S. Harney. Detailed movements are shown for the infantry and cavalry.


Condition: A

Crisply lithographed with some loss and a small tear in upper, blank margin. The map was issued folding and is now pressed.

Estimate: $120 - $150


Closed on 12/6/2006