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Auction 181, Lot 214


"Report from the Secretary of War, in Compliance with a Resolution of the Senate of the 7th Instant, in Relation to the Selection of a Site for a Fort on the Western Frontier Line of Arkansas", Poinsett, J. R.

Subject: Fort Smith, Arkansas

Period: 1838 (published)

Publication: Sen. Ex. Doc. 224, 25th Congress, 2nd Session

Color: Black & White

5.6 x 8.8 inches
14.2 x 22.4 cm

During the Indian Removal when the U.S. Government forced Native Americas from their ancestral homelands in the eastern states to lands west of the Mississippi, the Army was charged with protecting both the Native Americans and the new settlers in the region. Dated February 21, 1838, this report explores the possible sites for a fort on the Arkansas River. It includes 5 small maps (2 of which are detached duplicates), showing the area around Fort Smith and Fort Gibson. Disbound, 28 pages.


Condition: B+

All the maps were issued folding. Text and maps are lightly foxed.

Estimate: $60 - $80

Sold for: $14

Closed on 2/10/2021