Auction 128, Lot 372

"Indian Territory", General Land Office

Subject: Oklahoma

Period: 1887 (dated)

Publication: Sen. Ex. 50, 48th Cong., 2nd Sess.

Color: Printed Color

32 x 24 inches
81.3 x 61 cm

This interesting and detailed map reflects the status of lands allocated to various tribes shown through color-coding. 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. Here, the Five Civilized Tribes formed the nucleus of an organized government. By 1887, however, representatives of some 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 is Public Lands. Drawn by G. P. Strum. This edition was published to accompany George Catlin's Indian Gallery, by Thomas Donaldson. Photolithography by Julius Bien & Co., N.Y.


Condition: A

Near fine with beautiful, dark impression and color. Full margins, folding as issued. There is a very light, nearly invisible, line of offsetting above the title from the neat line, otherwise fine.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $375

Closed on 5/20/2009