"Indian Territory", General Land Office
Period: 1883 (dated)
Publication: Senate Ex. Doc 17, 48th Congress, 2nd Session
Color: Printed Color
32 x 24 inches
81.3 x 61 cm
This most interesting and detailed map provides a fascinating study of the progress of settlement and surveying. It reflects the status of lands allocated to ten tribe groups 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 where the Five Civilized Tribes formed the nucleus of an organized government. By 1883, however, representatives of nearly fifty tribes had settled on lands once promised to the original five. This map depicts 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, principle Draughtsman for the G.L.O.
Folding as issued with full margins and fine coloring. Hint of toning on a fold, still a very good example on sound paper.