"Minnesota", Colton, Joseph Hutchins
Period: 1855 (dated)
Publication: Atlas of the World
Color: Hand Color
15.8 x 12.8 inches
40.1 x 32.5 cm
Western Minnesota is soon to become Dakota Territory, but is here merged with Minnesota and simply called Pembina. This huge unorganized area occupies a good deal of today's Minnesota in the west and north. Early county development in Minnesota with little sign of railroads yet. Interesting notation locates vast prairies said to be "the great Hunting and Fighting Ground of Dakotah, Odjebwe, Assiniboin, Arikara, Minitarree and other Nations." Filled with details of forts, towns, watershed, lakes, and more. With Colton's strapwork border.
A few small spots.