Outline Map of Indian Localities in 1833


Detailed map of the United States showing the former locations of Native American tribes.

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The Indian Removal Act of 1830 authorized the United States government to “negotiate” with Native American tribes for their removal to reservations west, in exchange for the white settlement of their ancestral homeland. Shortly thereafter, Congress began opening land to the west for resettlement of the tribes located east of the Mississippi River, notably near areas labeled as “hostile grounds.” This map purportedly shows the locations of tribes in 1833, and notes the ongoing process of removal in a note under the title.

It was issued in the 1841 edition of George Caitlin’s guidebook, Letters and notes on the manners, customs, and condition of the North American Indians, and engraved by Tosswill & Co. Catlin was an artist who made several trips into the American southwest during the 1830’s. The map is sympathetic to the plight of the Native Americans, which is also reflected in Catlin’s portraits of the Plains Indians, for which he is most famous.

Map Details

Publication Date: c. 1841

Author: George Catlin

Sheet Width (in): 15.30

Sheet Height (in): 9.60

Condition: B

Condition Description: Moderate creasing and light wear along a vertical fold line. Two small stains in the upper left corner and scattered offsetting visible throughout. Good condition overall.


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