"Indian Territory", General Land Office
Period: 1885 (dated)
Publication: Senate Ex. Doc 50, 48th Cong., 2nd Sess.
Color: Printed Color
32.5 x 24 inches
82.6 x 61 cm
A most interesting and detailed map that reflects the status of lands allocated to various tribes (color-coded). Indian removals from 'home lands' began as early as 1817, and in the years following many of the principal Eastern Indian tribes were relocated to the region with the Five Civilized Tribes forming the nucleus of an organized government. By 1885, however, representatives of some 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. The map does not include the panhandle, which by this time are Public Lands. The map was drawn by G. P. Strum and published under the authority of N.C. McFarland, commissioner of the General Land Office.
Folding, as issued. Two small and light lines of offsetting in blank areas, else fine.