"Territory of Dakota", General Land Office
Subject: Dakota Territory
Period: 1882 (dated)
Publication: Senate Doc. #283, 48th Congress, 1st Session
Color: Printed Color
24 x 29 inches
61 x 73.7 cm
This large and striking county map shows the extent of public surveys in the territory, with Bismarck noted as the capital. Filled with details, it includes the location of military and Indian reservations, railroads, land grants, cities, towns, county seats, and more. The Northern Pacific Railroad extends across the territory and three Territorial Roads are shown. The Pine Ridge, Rosebud, Lower Brule, Standing Rock, Cheyenne, and Sioux Indian Reservations occupy the majority of the western portion of the territory. Economic development is still largely limited to the eastern portion. By 1880 cattlemen (many from Texas) occupied most of Dakota's range land. Drawn by C. Roeser, Principal Draughtsman. This large, detailed and beautifully lithographed map was printed by the esteemed firm of Julius Bien, N.Y.
There is a trace of toning along folds. Issued folding now pressed and backed with archival tissue.