"Indian Territory", General Land Office
Period: 1883 (dated)
Publication: Senate Doc 17, 48th Congress 2nd Session
Color: Printed Color
32 x 24 inches
81.3 x 61 cm
A most interesting, colorful and detailed map that provides a fascinating study of the progress of settlement and surveying of Indian Territory. This map reflects the status of lands allocated to the ten tribe groups shown through color coding at the right. 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 reflects many of these allocations and provides some data on the pertinent treaties involved. Does not include the panhandle, which by this time are Public Lands. Drawn by G. P. Strum, principle Draughtsman for the G.L.O.
Good with some light toning, and minor fold intersection splits. A marginal split has been repaired with archival tissue on verso.