Auction 159, Lot 229

"[Untitled - Map Showing Routes of Oregon Volunteers During the Cayuse War of 1848 with report]", U.S. War Department

Subject: Northwestern United States, Indian Wars

Period: 1889 (published)

Publication: Sen. Ex. Doc. No. 6, 51st Congress, 1st Session

Color: Printed Color

23.4 x 21.9 inches
59.4 x 55.6 cm

This map covers portions of Oregon and Washington along the Columbia River and shows the routes of Captain Hall's Company of Oregon Volunteers who fought during the Cayuse War, the first of the Indian Wars in the Pacific Northwest. The war was instigated by the slaughter of 14 missionaries at Whitman Mission near Walla Walla, and lasted for nearly eight years until the Cayuse Indians were eventually defeated. The 20 pp. disbound report was issued by Captain Birkhimer more than forty years after the war ended, and is based largely upon survivor testimony of the events. The report text credits the map to Colonel Thomas R. Cornelius, a pioneer who served extensively in the Indian Wars and for whom Oregon is named.


Condition: B+

Issued folding with light toning and one small fold separation in the descriptive text at lower right. Disbound text is very good.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $300

Closed on 9/14/2016