Important early map of the Indian Lands, west of the Mississippi River, setting forth the location of the major western forts on the American Frontier.
The map is based upon surveys conducted by Washington Hood, shortly before his death. Shows area to the west of the Mississippi, from Fort Snelling to the Gulf of Mexico.
The map was one of 2 maps, which was part of a report of the Secretary of War, with plans for the defense and protection of the western frontiers of the United States, and statements of the number of Indians and warriors on those frontiers. [p. 777-786] Many tribes that will be moved to Indian Territory are shown. Published in Report from the Secretary of War ... in Relation to the Protection of the Western Frontier … January 3, 1838. Senate Document 65, p. 2, Serial 314. Reference \
The area covered extends from the Mississippi River to the Rockies. U. S. Army forts are shown; most are 150 or more miles west of the Mississippi. Fort Snelling is the northern-most; Ft. Jackson, the southern-most. Indian tribal lands are identified. A few roads are shown.