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Auction 90, Lot 103

"Outline Map of the Field of Operations Against Hostile Chircahua Indians",

Subject: Southwestern United States

Period: 1886 (circa)


Color: Black & White

23.5 x 25.5 inches
59.7 x 64.8 cm

Compiled and Drawn by Direction of Brigadier General Nelson A. Miles, Commanding the Department of Arizona. By the summer of 1874 Gen. Crook was considered to have largely pacified the Apache. Shortly thereafter, following the death of Cochise, trouble again broke out (mostly with the Chiricahua) in Arizona and New Mexico and continued sporadically for the next ten years. In 1886 Gen. Miles replaced Crook and a military campaign was initiated against the Apache. Eventually Geranimo was forced to surrender. Those that could be rounded up, including the Apache scouts who served Miles so well, were packed off to Florida as prisoners. This map shows, in considerable detail, Indian fights, military posts, heliograph stations, railroads and wagon roads, and much more. A rare and important map in the history of the Southwest.


Condition: A+

Estimate: $350 - $400

Sold for: $400

Closed on 3/15/2000