United States Digital Map Archives

Indian Land Cessions

This collection provides maps of the land cessions made by American Indian Nations during the interval between the formal establishment of the United States and 1894.

 

It consists of all sixty-seven maps from Indian Land Cessions in the United States, compiled by Charles C. Royce and presented as Part 2 of the Eighteenth Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1896-97.  The Report was printed by the Government Printing Office in 1899.

 

These maps identify, through assigned Royce Area Numbers, the treaty or the other legislative mechanism that created that cession.  You should consult the Royce volume to identify the specific legal instrument and its parameters.  The Library of Congress has produced an electronic version of the Royce compilation

 

The National Park Service of the United States Department of the Interior has a Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act web site that indexes these cessions and Royce maps by State.

 

The texts of 366 of the 375 Indian treaties recognized by the Department of State are available at the Oklahoma State University.

 

The remaining nine documents are provided by the University of Nebraska – Lincoln.

 

All maps are public domain material, i.e., they may be copied.

 

Maps indexed by original Indian Land Cessions in the United States map number. 

Click the number to view the map.

 

 

  1Alabama
  2
Alabama (northern portion)
  3
Arizona 1
  4
Arizona 2
  5
Arkansas 1
  6
Arkansas 2
  7
California 1
  8
California 2
  9
Colorado 1
10
Colorado 2
11
North Dakota and South Dakota 1
12
North Dakota and South Dakota 2
13
North Dakota and South Dakota 3
14
Florida
15
Georgia
16
Idaho
17
Illinois 1
18
Illinois 2
19
Indiana
20
Indiana (detail)
21
Indian Territory and Oklahoma 1
22
Indian Territory and Oklahoma 2
23
Indian Territory and Oklahoma 3
24
Iowa 1
25
Iowa 2
26
Kansas 1
27
Kansas 2
28
Louisiana
29
Michigan 1
30
Michigan 2
31
Michigan, from Saginaw Bay to Lake Erie
32
Michigan, region about Mackinac and Detroit
33
Minnesota 1
34
Minnesota 2
35
Minnesota (northern portion)
36
Mississippi
37
Missouri 1
38
Missouri 2
39
Montana 1
40
Montana 2
41
Nebraska
42
Nebraska (eastern portion)
43.  
Nevada
44
New Mexico 1
45
New Mexico 2
46
New Mexico and Texas (detail)
47
New York
48.  Portion of
North Carolina
49
Ohio
50
Ohio (detail)
51
Oregon 1
52
Oregon 2
53
Pennsylvania
54
Tennessee and portions of bordering States
55
Tennessee (detail)
56.  Parts of
Tennessee and Alabama
57
Texas and portions of adjoining States
58
Utah 1
59
Utah 2
60
Washington 1
61
Washington 2
62
Washington along Admiralty Inlet
63
Northwestern Washington
64
Wisconsin 1
65
Wisconsin 2
66
Wyoming 1
67
Wyoming 2

Map Coordinator: Charles D. Bernholz

Many thanks to former hosts Fred Smoot and Dr. Wayne C. Moore for their time and effort.

 

 

Copyright 1999-2003 Fred Smoot; 2004 Digital Archives Map Project

Last modified: 9 April 2008