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Auction 190, Lot 124

"Indians of the U.S.A.",

Subject: United States

Period: 1944 (circa)


Color: Black & White

16 x 10 inches
40.6 x 25.4 cm
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This is a reduced-sized edition of Louise E. Jefferson's pictorial map showing the location of Native American Indian tribes throughout the United States, also noting the historic locations of tribes that have been displaced. The Trail of Tears is shown, and the map is filled with images of Native American figures, dwellings and artifacts. A few notations are included with historical facts. An inset shows Alaska and a totem pole. The map border includes the names of important Native American figures throughout history. On verso is part of an article about Native Americans. This map was created by artist Louise E. Jefferson, who became the first African American to hold a director position at a publishing firm when she was promoted to Artistic Director at Friendship Press in 1942. Jefferson illustrated numerous books for Friendship Press, including several about race, Africa, and African culture, such as Ethel J. Alpenfels Sense & Nonsense about Race (1938).


Condition: A

A bright example with staple holes along the centerfold, as issued. There are minor creases in the corners of the sheet and two tiny tears in the bottom margin that have been closed with paper tape on verso.

Estimate: $190 - $220

Sold for: $140

Closed on 11/16/2022