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Rare map of Territorial Dakota

A fine example of this rare, separately issued pocket map of the Dakota Territory. Though established in 1861, the Dakota Territory did not experience a rush of settlement until the 1870s. By then the wars with the eastern Sioux had concluded, and the surviving native Americans were being pushed into reservations; much land had been […]

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Important Dakota Territory map, annotated by a pioneer

An important and extremely rare map of the Dakota Territory produced during the Black Hills Gold Rush. With valuable annotations in manuscript by a Dakota pioneer, recording an expedition to establish a route from Yankton to the gold fields. The map was originally printed by the U.S. Government for field use by high ranking officers and not […]

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Edward Rollandet, THAYER’S MAP of the BLACK HILLS and BIG HORN COUNTRY Carefully prepared from the Official Maps of the General Land Office. Explorations of Capt. Wm. Ludlow and from latest Maps of the routes of General Custer and other Officers of the Army, furnished by Capt. W.S. Stanton Chief Engr. Dept. of the Platte and from the Engineer Dept. at Washington. Denver: H. L. Thayer, 1877.

A Western rarity: Thayer’s Map of the Black Hills and Big Horn Country (1877)

An extremely rare map of the Black Hills, Wyoming Territory and adjacent areas soon after the conclusion of the Great Sioux War of 1876, depicting vastly-improved geographic knowledge of the region, the growing impact of the arrival of the Union Pacific and Northern Pacific Railroads, and the ongoing dispossession of the Plains Indians. “An imposing […]

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