Map Showing Indian Reservations Within the Limits of the United States, Compiled Under the Direction of Hon. D.M. Browning. Commissioner of Indian Affairs, 1893


Date: 1893
Place: Washington, D.C.
Dimensions: 86 x 60 cm (34 x 23.5 in)
Condition Rating: VG

Map of Native American tribes and reservation land at the end of the 19th century.


Originally published in a House Executive Document, this map presents names and locations of Native American reservation lands within the United States at the end of the 19th century. It belongs to a series of Indian Affairs Commissioner maps published and updated in the 1890s and early 1900s. The cartography, of course, was far from benign, as the federal government used these maps in its efforts to acquire and open Indian reservation land, for example with the Oklahoma Land Run of 1891.

It is no surprise, then, that Oklahoma is given a featured inset with extra detail. Two other insets include Alaska and a close-up of Mission Indian Reservation in southern California.

Condition Description

Wear along fold lines; minor separation along fold line.