Catalog Archive
Auction 95, Lot 124

"Map of the Nez Perce Indian Campaign. Bbr. Gen. O.O. Howard, Commanding", U.S. War Dept.

Subject: Western United States

Period: 1877 (circa)

Publication: Lt. Robt. H. Fletcher

Color: Black & White

45.5 x 21.4 inches
115.6 x 54.4 cm

A detailed map of the historic and skillful retreat of the Nez Perce Indians in the winter of 1877. In the face of relentless pursuit of the troops under Gen. Howard, Chief Joseph and his small band (less than 500 people counting women and children) fought one of the most extraordinary Indian Wars ever. The map, which includes many notes and eight vignette views, records their retreat through the Bitterroot Mts., twice across the Rocky Mts., through Yellowstone N.P., across the Missouri River to the Bear Paw Mts. They surrendered on Eagle Creek, and within 30 miles of their destination. An extraordinary map that covers Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and Dakota. Seven vignettes along the bottom show various fights and battles plus an inset map titled "Scene of the Outbreak." A most historical map.


Condition: B

Professionally stabilized on Japanese tissue, toned along folds.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $400

Closed on 6/13/2001