Map showing Indian reservations within the limits of the United States
- Map showing Indian reservations within the limits of the United States
America Transformed: By the 1890s, many Native tribes were displaced and forced to live on reservations, comprising a fraction of their homeland, on territory designated as the most undesirable for settlers or in totally different environments than originally inhabited. This map depicts the locations, sizes, and boundaries of reservations, which were usually established by treaties ratified by the U.S. Senate. In many cases Congress did not ratify treaties signed in good faith by Native peoples, and the agreed upon reservation boundaries were renegotiated to the benefit of the government and the states. In 1887, the Dawes Act (General Allotment Act) further reduced the size of reservations by permitting the federal government to assign land to individual Native families, rather than tribes. The law fragmented reservations and opened more land to non-Native settlers.
- Morgan, T. J. (Thomas Jefferson), 1839-1902
- Norris Peters Co.
- Name on Item:
compiled under the direction of the Hon. T.J. Morgan, Commissioner of Indian Affairs
- Private Collection
- Collection (local):
Indian reservations--United States--Maps
Indians of North America--Maps
Washington, D.C. :
The Norris Peters Co., Photo-Litho.
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.
Shows Indian reservations, military stations, towns, rail roads, Indian agencies, and schools.
Insets: [Alaska] -- Mission Ind. Res. in California -- [Cherokee region].
- 1 map : color ; 52 x 84 cm
Scale approximately 1:5,800,000
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