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Auction 99, Lot 174

"Outline Map of the Field of Operations Against Hostile Chiricahua Indians Showing Operations from April 12th, 1886 to the Date of Their Surrender September 4th, 1886", U.S. War Dept.

Subject: Arizona and New Mexico

Period: 1886 (dated)


Color: Black & White

28.8 x 25.2 inches
73.2 x 64 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 initiated a military campaign against the Apache. Eventually Geronimo 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, wagon roads, and much more. An important map in the history of the Southwest and of Apache country.


Condition: A

Backed with Japanese tissue. Very light area of toning, still very good for this map.

Estimate: $300 - $350

Sold for: $190

Closed on 6/12/2002