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Auction 153, Lot 196

"[Lot of 3] Map Showing the Lands Assigned to Emigrant Indians West of Arkansas & Missouri [and] [Untitled - Western Territory] [and] [Report]", U.S. Government

Subject: Central United States

Period: 1836 (published)

Publication: HR Doc. 181, 24th Cong., 1st Session

Color: Hand Color

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A. Map Showing the Lands Assigned to Emigrant Indians West of Arkansas & Missouri (17.9 x 18.7"). This attractive map covers the region of present day Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas and Oklahoma. The tribal lands are outlined in fine, original hand color. An inset provides tabulations of the numbers of Indians and a listing of estimated acres of land assigned to these Tribes. While it shows the Santa Fe Road, the route of Col. Dodge is not depicted. The map is based on the 1835 map prepared by Lt. Washington Hood and Wheat calls it "an important historical map." It documents an ugly phase of American history during the first half of the 19th century when Indian tribes were forced to migrate to the areas shown. This is the original and rare issue of 1836, not to be confused with the later issue by the ASP Military Affairs.

B. [Untitled - Western Territory](34.7 x 19.5"). This map, attributed to Lt. Steen, details the 1835 expedition of Dragoons under the command of Colonel Henry P. Dodge. It extends from Pike's Peak, Touse (Taos) and Santa Fe in the west and east to Fort Leavenworth. It locates rivers, mountains, Indian reservations, Indian villages, military posts, and the Santa Fe Trail. A landmark map for illustrating land holdings of the Western Indians.

Included with the maps is the 37-page report (5.5 x 8.7").

References: Wheat (TMW) #418 & #421; Claussen & Friis #127 & #128; Wagner-Camp #63.

Condition: B

Issued folding with scattered foxing and light toning along a few folds. The large untitled map also has a few fold separations closed on verso with archival tape. Report text has the typical light toning and occasional scattered foxing.

Estimate: $500 - $650

Sold for: $375

Closed on 5/20/2015