Map of the Western Territory &c


Map of the Western Territory &c

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Title:
Map of the Western Territory &c
Description:
America Transformed: The geography of tribal nations living east of the Mississippi River changed drastically by the 1830s, as depicted on this map accompanying a report concerning the establishment of a new Western Territory reserved for Native people. As American settlers moved into the Ohio River Valley, numerous tribes were forced to cede their lands and relocate west of the Mississippi River. In addition, the 1830 Indian Removal Act mandated the mass removal of the Tsalagi (Cherokee), Mvskoke (Creek), Chahta (Choctaw), Chickasha (Chickasaw), and Semvnole (Seminole) living in southeastern United States. Although this new territory was promised as theirs in perpetuity, it was eventually opened for settlement and statehood for Oklahoma.
Creator:
Hood, Washington.
Date:
[1834]
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
Indians of North America--Great Plains--Maps
Great Plains--Maps
Places:
Great Plains (area)
Publisher:
Washington, D.C : Committee on Indian Affairs
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.
Covers lands in the Great Plains.
Relief shown by hachures.
Shows locations of lands held and ceded by Indian tribes.
Differs from another version in lacking note about land that may be granted to the Cherokees.
Prime meridian: Washington.
In upper left: Rep. 474.
From: United States Congress, House Committee on Indian Affairs's Regulating the Indian Department. Washington, D.C., 1834.
Extent:
1 map : hand col. ; 43 x 46 cm.
Scale:
Scale [1:3,168,000]. 1 in. = 50 miles
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_008723
Call #:
G4052.G75 1834 .H66
Barcode:
39999065656686
Terms of Use:
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