"Map Showing the Territory Originally Assigned to the Cherokee "Nation of" Indians West of the Mississippi…", Royce, C. C.
Subject: South Central United States - Oklahoma
Period: 1884 (dated)
Publication: 5th Annual Report Bureau of Ethnology
Color: Printed Color
30 x 20.5 inches
76.2 x 52.1 cm
This large map depicts, by coloring and numeric key, those lands owned and ceded by the Cherokee Indians. The map shows the former territorial limits of the Cherokee Nation between the Ohio and Tennessee Rivers and the Appalachian Mountains. It depicts the various cessions made by them to the United States up to their removal to west of the Mississippi. The title continues "Also the Boundaries of the Territories Now Occupied Or Owned by Them" and lists cessions number 37 through 47, and the Treaties of May 6, 1828 and July 19, 1866. The map also includes a small section of Public Lands, Kansas and Arkansas, showing many villages, forts and Indian Agencies.
Near fine less an area of light offsetting near the title. On a folding sheet of thick paper with original margins. A couple small fold intersection splits as always found on this thick paper. Original paper label at upper right above neatline, "Fifth Annual Report Pl. IX."