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Stock# 61041
Description

With Locations of Forts and Important Battles and Massacres of the Plains Indians Wars.

Detailed manuscript and mixed-media map of the Military Division of the Missouri and its component Departments.  The map was probably prepared for reproduction in a print at the beginning of the 20th century.

The map is filled with important events in the Plains Indians Wars, culminating with the killing of Sitting Bull ("Sitting Bull killed by Indian Police 15 December 1890") and Wounded Knee ("... 29 December 1890").

In the title cartouche is an elaboration of Military Departments, their headquarters, and component States and Territories, including the Department of Dakota, Department of the Platte, Department of the Missouri, and Department of Texas.

The Military Division of the Missouri was an administrative formation of the United States Army that functioned through the end of the American Civil War and the Indian Wars that continued after its conclusion. It was created by the War Department on February 3, 1865, at the direction of General Ulysses S. Grant to bring all the military departments west of the Mississippi River under a single commander.

A concise and informative Plains Indians Wars map.

Condition Description
Pencil manuscript on drafting linen with onlaid printed letters.