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A remarkable plan of the Wounded Knee Massacre

An extraordinarily rare plan documenting the massacre at Wounded Knee, sketched and printed within days of the event. Wounded Knee was the last major encounter with the Sioux and effectively marked the end of centuries of Indian Wars. It came at a time of deep public anxiety about the emergence among the Sioux of the […]

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Oil fraud map by Langford OIl & Development Co.

Map perpetrating a North Texas oil fraud, 1919-1922

A striking persuasive map relating to an early oil fraud perpetrated by the Langford Oil & Development Company in Wichita Falls, Texas. Background Though drilling began as early as 1866, the Texas oil boom really began with the gusher at Spindletop in 1901 and continued into the 1940s, when the Texas Railroad Commission was finally […]

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