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Auction 145, Lot 871

"Annual Reports of the Department of the Interior for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 1901. Indian Affairs. Part II...", U.S. Gov't Printing Office

Subject: Miscellaneous Books, Native Americans

Period: 1902 (published)


Color: Black & White

6 x 9.5 inches
15.2 x 24.1 cm
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The 218-page "Report of the Commission to the Five Civilized Tribes" and its accompanying eleven foldout maps that illustrate the allotment of Indian Territory is perhaps the most important of the four sections of this report. The printed color maps illustrating this progress include:

1. Map of Indian Territory
2. Map Showing Progress of Allotment in the Creek Nation
3. Map Showing Progress of Allotment in the Seminole Nation
4. Map Showing Progress of Selection Surveys to and Including June 30, 1901
5. Map Showing Comparative Land Classifications, Cherokee Nation
6. Map Showing Comparative Land Classifications, Creek and Seminole Nations
7. Map Showing Comparative Land Classifications, Chickasaw Nation
8. Map Showing Comparative Land Classifications, Chocktaw Nation
9. Diagram Showing Irregular Holdings as Surveyed by the Commission Prior to Preliminary Allotment
10. Diagram Showing Same Section as Adjusted by Commission
11. Patent Issued to Mississippi Choctaw, September 2, 1846, by President Polk

The three other sections in the annual report include the "Report of the United States Indian Inspector…" which includes three additional maps, "Proposals Received and Contracts Awarded for Supplies for the Indian Service", and "Report of the Board of Indian Commissioners."

This is an important document describing the breakup of the Indian Territory, leading up to its inclusion in the State of Oklahoma in 1907. 891pp. with 22 plates of illustrations. 8vo, hardbound in brown cloth covered boards with gilt title on spine.


Condition: A

Maps are in very good to near fine condition with some occasional light toning along the folds. Text is clean with some light even-age toning. Covers and spine show only light shelf wear.

Estimate: $250 - $350

Sold for: $100

Closed on 6/12/2013