"Indian Territory", General Land Office
Period: 1887 (dated)
Publication: Sen. Ex. 50, 48th Congress, 2nd Session
Color: Printed Color
32 x 24 inches
81.3 x 61 cm
This interesting map is from the series of General Land Office maps reflecting the status of lands allocated to various tribes as shown through color-coding. The Indian Territory was initially established as a place to relocate the principal eastern Indian tribes and 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 shows 25 separate regions and names seven more. A small portion of the panhandle is shown and labeled Public Lands. Drawn by G. P. Strum and published to accompany George Catlin's Indian Gallery, by Thomas Donaldson. Photolithography by Julius Bien & Co., N.Y.
Strong color on bright paper. A little offsetting in upper margin and short binding side tear (closed on verso) with some small pieces of archival tissue on verso to close short marginal splits, otherwise fine.