"Indian Territory", General Land Office
Period: 1883 (dated)
Publication: Senate Doc #17, 48th Congress, 2nd Session
Color: Printed Color
32.3 x 24 inches
82 x 61 cm
This detailed and informative map shows the locations of tribal Indian lands, color-coded to illustrate the status of leased lands. Indian removals from their homelands began as early as 1817 and in the following years many of the principal eastern Indian tribes were relocated to the Indian Territory, forming the Five Civilized Tribes. The map reflects the additional settlement of many more tribes in the territory and provides some data on the pertinent treaties involved. Of particular interest is the Cherokee Strip, noting that its six million acres were leased to the Cherokee Live Stock Association [no date] and ceded to the U.S. by the Cherokee nation in 1866. The map does not include the panhandle, which at this time is Public Lands. Drawn by G. P. Strum, principle draughtsman for the G.L.O.
Issued folding and now flattened and backed with tissue. There is a repaired 3" edge tear at left and just a hint of toning.