1 April 2014
HOOD, Washington, Capt (1808-1840). Map Showing the Lands assigned to Emigrant Indians West of Arkansas & Missouri. Washington, D.C. .
Two lithographed maps, each hand-colored in outline, the first 471 x 352 mm image (527 x 421 mm sheet), the second 489 x 882 image (568x 912 mm sheet). (Some pale foxing.) Provenance: Concord Free Public Library (inkstamp on verso).
The official maps of the The Second Dragoon Expedition of 1835 (also called the Dodge Expedition) that left Fort Leavenworth May 29, 1835, charged with contacting the Indian tribes across the Central Plains to the Rockies as far west as the Mexican border. Traveling first up the Platte River they made contact with the Otoe, Omaha, Grand Pawnee, and Arickaree tribes. Wheat, Transmississippi West, pp.150-151 and no. 418. (2)
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