Auction 122, Lot 314

"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 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. A short edge tear from binding edge has been repaired with archival tape on verso. Some very faint offsetting or toning in blank areas, image area is fine.

Estimate: $400 - $600

Sold for: $650

Closed on 12/5/2007