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Auction 118, Lot 378

"Indian Territory", General Land Office

Subject: Oklahoma

Period: 1887 (dated)

Publication: Sen. Ex. 50, 48th Cong., 2nd Sess.

Color: Printed Color

32 x 24 inches
81.3 x 61 cm

This most interesting and detailed map reflects the status of lands allocated to various tribes 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. Here, the Five Civilized Tribes formed the nucleus of an organized government. By 1887, 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. Does not include the panhandle, which by this time is Public Lands. Drawn by G. P. Strum. Published to accompany George Catlin's Indian Gallery, by Thomas Donaldson. Photolithography by Julius Bien & Co., N.Y.


Condition: A

Folding, as issued. Beautiful, crisp impression with strong, original color. Marginal paper above binding trim is a little rough from binding. With a hint of toning in blank area of some folds, one fold split at margin closed on verso, else fine.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $700

Closed on 3/6/2007