"Linguistic Stocks of American Indians North of Mexico", Powell, John Wesley
Subject: North America
Period: 1890 (published)
Publication: Seventh Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology
Color: Printed Color
17.5 x 20.3 inches
44.5 x 51.6 cm
This colorful and useful map helps to understand the possible early linguistic relationships of the various Native American Tribes. This is the first edition and the basis for a similar map that appeared later in the 11th Census of the United States. Small map of the Aleutian Islands is inset at lower left. Chromolithographed by the New York firm of Sackett & Wilhelms. The map was compiled under the direction of Henry Gannett. Gannett (1846-1914) established the geography program in the U.S. Census Office for the tenth (1880) census. In 1882 he created a similar program at the USGS, which became the Division of Geography in 1885 and produced the first topographic map sheets published in the General Atlas of the United States four years later. We've never before offered this map with the original report, "Indian Linguistic Families of America North of Mexico by J.W. Powell", a comprehensive exploration of the tribes and their languages. The report is removed from volume and map is separate.
Map is near fine with beautiful color, less one fold line with toning and a short split at bottom. Page 86 is torn in half left to right.