"Ceded Part of Dakota Territory Showing Progress of U.S. Land Survey During 1862...", U.S. State Surveys
Subject: Dakota Territory
Period: 1864 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
13.6 x 14.1 inches
34.5 x 35.8 cm
This early map of the eastern part of Dakota Territory shows a survey grid cluster in the southeastern corner of the region that had been ceded by the Sioux and Yankton Indian Tribes. Just west of the surveyed land there is a military reserve and two small Indian reservations. The balance of the chart is largely blank with only detail of the rivers and some topography and the locations of a few forts and Indian villages along the Missouri River. The surveys were completed under the direction of Surveyor General G.D. Hill.
Issued folding, now pressed, with light toning and soiling. Remargined at left with neatline replaced in facsimile.