Auction 96, Lot 175

"Map Showing Positions of Nebraska State Troops in Indian Campaigns of the Winter of 1890-91", U.S. Government

Subject: Nebraska and South Dakota

Period: 1895 (circa)

Publication: Senate Report 45, 53rd Cong.., 1st Session

Color: Black & White

12 x 7.5 inches
30.5 x 19.1 cm

This is a little known map but one of considerable historical significance in that it shows the location of the Battle of Wounded Knee, here labeled as Big Foot Battle, Dec 29, 1890. A misunderstanding between soldiers and Indians waiting to surrender at Wounded Knee, South Dakota, touched off a massacre of some 300 Sioux men, women and children. The campaign was an attempt to suppress the Ghost Dance movement. At the height of the tension, Sitting Bull was killed. The map covers a portion of South Dakota and Nebraska and includes Madden's Bridge, the Stryker, Chaney, Swallow, Jarcho, Morey and Collin Ranches, and the towns of Pine Ridge, Gordon, Rushville, and Chadron. Military positions are shown throughout. Notes friendly and hostile Indian locations. A fascinating map.


Condition: A

Folding as issued.

Estimate: $100 - $150

Sold for: $50

Closed on 9/12/2001