Map Showing the Location of the Indian Reservations Within the Limits of the United States and Territories.
Brodie, Paul (draughtsman).
Washington, D.C. [Office of Indian Affairs]. 1887.
Color map, 20 3/4 x 33 inches on sheet size 22 1/4 x 34 inches, folding as issued to 8 1/2 x 4 3/4 inches. Original printer's crease to 1 fold intersection; overall excellent condition; hardly seems to have been opened. The precisely delineated map shows the United States with rivers, railroads, military stations and major towns marked in black and white. Indian reservations are clearly marked with orange. At the time, almost all of present-day Oklahoma was "Indian Territory", and other reservations were much larger than they are today. The map was compiled "from official and other authentic sources, under the direction of the Hon. John D. C. Atkins, Commissioner of Indian Affairs", and serves as a testament to an overwhelming loss. Item #55624