Auction 125, Lot 296

"Indian Territory", General Land Office

Subject: Oklahoma

Period: 1883 (dated)

Publication: Senate Doc #17, 48th Congress, 2nd Session

Color: Printed Color

32 x 24 inches
81.3 x 61 cm

This detailed and informative map shows the locations of tribal Indian lands, color coded to illustrate the status of leased lands. Indian removals from their home lands began as early as 1817 and in the following years many of the principal eastern Indian tribes were relocated to the Indian Territory, forming the Five Civilized Tribes. The map reflects the additional settlement of many more tribes in the territory and provides some data on the pertinent treaties involved. Of particular interest is the Cherokee Strip, noting that its six million acres were leased to the Cherokee Live Stock Association [no date] and ceded to the U.S. by the Cherokee nation in 1866. The map does not include the panhandle, which by this time is Public Lands. Drawn by G. P. Strum, principle draughtsman for the G.L.O.


Condition: B+

Issued folding now backed with archival tissue. Just a hint of toning on some folds and slight loss at left margin to include a little of the neatline.

Estimate: $200 - $300

Sold for: $250

Closed on 9/24/2008