Map of Indiana


Map of Indiana

Item Information

Title:
Map of Indiana
Description:
America Transformed: Indiana Territory ("Land of Indians") was similarly carved out of the Northwest Territory in 1800. Published in 1817, a year after Indiana’s statehood, this map indicates that officials had divided the southern third of the state into counties and townships. Numerous tribal nations, including the Myaamiaki (Miami), Kiikaapoi (Kickapoo), Lenape (Delaware), Shawnee, and Neshnabé (Potawatomi) inhabited the region. The map identifies land cessions before 1817 with dashed lines. From the 1820s through the 1840s these tribal communities were forcibly relocated, most often to reservations in the Great Plains or to Canada.
Creator:
Melish, John, 1771-1822
Creator:
Bradley, Burr
Name on Item:
prepared by John Melish ; the surveys furnished by Burr Bradley.
Date:
1817
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
Indiana--Maps
Places:
Indiana
Publisher:
Philadelphia : John Melish & Saml. Harrison
Notes:
Exhibited: "America transformed. Part 1: the United States expands westward," organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center at the Boston Public Library, 2019.
Relief shown pictorially.
Identifies counties in southern Indiana.
Extent:
1 map : col. ; 45 x 34 cm.
Scale:
Scale 1:1,160,000.
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_006294
Call #:
G4090 1817 .M45
Barcode:
39999059022200
Terms of Use:
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