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Auction 123, Lot 248

"[Lot of 5 - Dakota Indian Cessions]", U.S. Government

Subject: Dakota Territory

Period: 1885 (circa)



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The first three maps are all based on the same 12" x 17" Rand McNally map of Dakota. The maps were published by the U.S. Government in black and white with colored overprinting to delineate various Indian Reservations. The sheets are untitled, simply numbered I, II, and III. The first shows the "Country Reserved to Sioux by Fort Rice, Treaty July 2nd, 1868" and the land occupied by the Yankton Sioux according to the same treaty. Below is additional land conceded to the Yancton Sioux according to the treaty of Fort Laramie, Sep. 17th 1851. The second map shows additional lands reserved for the Yancton Sioux from various treaties. The third map shows similar land settlements with notes locating specific land "re-ceded" to the U.S. and the Crow Creek Reservation, Treaty of 1863. Each with decorative border. The maps are very good, one with just a trace of toning at a fold.

The fourth map, Map of the Old Winnebago and Sioux Indian Reservations of the Left Bank Missouri River, Dakota Territory by Paul Brodie, is a detailed and colorful showing townships with a lettered legend to locate the Old Winnebago Reservation and the Sioux or Crow Creek Reservation. Folding as issued. A clean copy with delicate fold lines that will benefit from backing. One fold split, closed on verso with archival tape. (13 x 8")

The final map, Crow Creek and Old Winnebago Ind. Reservations - Dakota, details these Indian Reservations with color and pattern to differentiate between lands reserved for Indians by Ex. Order, Feb. 27, 1885, and those reserved by Sioux Bill. It locates Pierre, Chamberlain, the Bad and While Rivers, and two railroads - The Chicago and North-West, and Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul. The map was issued folding, but is now split on all three vertical folds and will require backing. (18.5 x 17.8").



See individual descriptions.

Estimate: $120 - $180

Sold for: $50

Closed on 2/20/2008