"Sectionized Map of Cheyenne River and Standing Rock Indian Reservation Opened by Act of May 29, 1908", General Land Office
Period: 1908 (dated)
Color: Black & White
28 x 31.5 inches
71.1 x 80 cm
This detailed map of these two distinct Indian reservations is divided into the familiar township pattern. A legend identifies Indian allotments, school lands, town sites, railroads, and wagon roads. The large sections colored in black depict those lands "selected by homesteaders." The 1908 Act referred to in the map title opened vast amounts of “surplus” lands on both reservations to settlement despite the objections of the tribes. Lithographed by Norris Peters in Washington D.C. A rare working copy with only one example listed in OCLC.
Issued folding with light toning, scattered foxing, and a number of short fold separations that have been mostly closed on verso with archival tape. Numerous pinholes confined to the blank margins indicate it was hung at one point.