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Indian Land Cessions
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     First, choose a map (below), then find the number on the map of the area that interests you, then match that number in the Treaty List below. Each map has mulitple numbers that correspond with the numbers in the list below.
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     The maps are from the original book Indian Land Cessions in the United States, Compiled by Charles C. Royce. It was published in The 18th Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology -- 1896-’97, Vol II, Smithsonian Institution, printed by the Government Printing Office, 1899. The cession (treaty) text is from Indian Affairs: Laws and Treaties. Vol. II (Treaties), Compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler, Washington : Government Printing Office, 1904. Both books are from the collection of Fred Smoot.
     NOTE: The cession numbers found on the Royce maps are matched to text entries also found in his book. This gives us the date, place, nation, etc., of the cession. The cession information is then matched to a treaty from Kappler’s book. Additional treaties for these areas (generally not involving land cessions) which are not found on the Royce maps, will be included in chronological order (below) and will be linked as such: (***).



Arkansas

     

Map 5. Arkansas 1, (607k)
Map 6. Arkansas 2, (506k)

Indian Territory & Oklahoma


     



Map 21. Indian Territory & Oklahoma 1, (576k)
Map 22. Indian Territory & Oklahoma 2, (463k)
Map 23. Indian Territory & Oklahoma 3, (588k)

Louisiana



Map 28. Louisiana, (516k)

Missouri

     

Map 37. Missouri 1, (453k)
Map 38. Missouri 2, (491k)

Texas



Map 57. Texas & Portions of Adjoining States, (621k)


Treaty List
The numbers on the maps match the numbers below.

  50. Sauk and Fox, 3 Nov 1804 (on Missouri Map 37, also on Illinois Map, and Wisconsin Maps)
  67. Great and Little Osage, 10 Nov 1808 (on Arkansas, Map 5; Missouri, Map 37)
  94. Quapaw, 24 Aug 1818 (on Arkansas, Map 5, Louisiana, Map 28; Indian Territory, Map 21)
  97. Great and Little Osage, 25 Sep 1818 (on Arkansas, Map 5; Indian Territory, Map 21)
  121. Quapaw, 15 Nov 1824 (on Map 5)
  122. Choctaw, 20 Jan 1825 (on Map 6)
  123. Great and Little Osage, 2 Jun 1825 (on Arkansas, Map 5; Kansas, Map 26; Indian Territory, Map 21; Missouri, Map 37)
  125., 126. Shawnee nation residing in Missouri, 7 Nov 1825 (on Missouri Map 37, Kansas, Map 27)
  143. Cherokee Nation west of the Mississippi river, 6 May 1828 (on Arkansas, Map 6; Indian Territory, Map 23)
  144. Cherokee nation west of the Mississippi River, 6 May 1828 (on Indian Territory Map 23)
  150. Delaware, 24 Sep 1829 [supplemental to treaty of Oct. 3., 1818] (on Missouri Map 37)
  151. Sauk and Fox, Medewakanton, Wahpeton, and Sisseton bands of Sioux, Omaha, Iowa, Oto, and Missouri, 15 Jul 1830 (on Missouri Map 37, also on Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska Maps)
  179. Kickapoo, 24 Oct 1832 (on Missouri Map 37)
  202. Caddo, 1 Jul 1835 (on Arkansas, Map 5; Louisiana, Map 28)
  (***). Creeks and Seminole, 4 Jan 1845.
  368. Choctaw and Chickasaw, 22 Jun 1855 (on Indian Territory Map 22)
  478. Comanche and Kiowa, 18 Oct 1865 (on Texas Map 57)
  480., 481. Seminole, 21 Mar, 1866 (on Indian Territory Map 22)
  485. Choctaw and Chickasaw, 28 Apr 1866 (on Indian Territory Map 22)
  486., 487. Creek, 14 Jun 1866 (on Indian Territory Map 22)
  489., 492 Cherokee, 19 Jul 1866 (on Indian Territory Map 22, Kansas, Map 27)
  495. Sauk and Fox of the Mississippi, 18 Feb 1867 (on Indian Territory Map 23, Kansas, Map 27)
  498. through 505 . Seneka, Mixed Seneka, and Shawnee, Quapaw, Peoria, Kaskaskia, Piankishaw, Wea, Ottawa of Blanchard’s fork and Roche de Boeuf, and certain Wyandot, 23 Feb 1867 (on Indian Territory Map 22, Kansas, Map 27)
  506. Potawatomi, 27 Feb 1867 (on Indian Territory Map 23)
  510. Kiowa and Comanche, 21 Oct 1867 (on Texas Map 57, Indian Territory Map 23)
  510., 511. Kiowa and Comanche, 21 Oct 1867 (on Texas Map 57, Indian Territory Map 23)
  512., 513. Comanche and other Texas Indians, 21 Oct 1867 (on Texas Map 57)
  525. Cheyenne and Arapaho, 10 Aug 1869 (on Indian Territory Map 23)
  534. Great and Little Osage, 5 Jun 1872 (on Indian Territory Map 23)
  535. Kansas, 5 June 1872 (on Indian Territory Map 23)
  540[a]. Wichita and affiliated bands, 19 Oct 1872 (on Indian Territory Map 23)
  591. Pawnee, 10 Apr 1876 (on Indian Territory Map 23)
  606. Nez Percé, (Joseph’s band), 27 Mar 1878 (on Indian Territory Map 23)
  627. Oto and Missouri, 3 Mar 1881 (on Indian Territory Map 23)
  628. Ponka, 3 Mar 1881 (on Indian Territory Map 23)
  649. Iowa, 15 Aug 1883 (on Indian Territory Map 23)
  650. Kickapoo, 15 Aug 1883 (on Indian Territory Map 23)
  657. Executive order to set apart Chilocco reserve for Chilocco Indian Industrial School, 4 Jul 1884 (on Indian Territory Map 23)
  662. through 682., 688., Jemez Pueblo. Acoma Pueblo. San Juan Pueblo. Picuris Pueblo. San Felipe Pueblo. Pecos Pueblo. Cochiti Pueblo. Santo Domingo Pueblo. Taos Pueblo. Santa Clara Pueblo. Tesuque Pueblo. San Ildefonso Pueblo. Pojoaque Pueblo. Sia Pueblo. Sandia Pueblo. Isleta Pueblo. Nambe Pueblo. Laguna Pueblo. Santa Ana Pueblo. Zuñi (original grant). Moki. Apache (Eastern bands)., 1 Oct 1886, Act of Congress, (on Texas Map 57, New Mexico Map 44.
  698. Muscogee or Creek, 1 Mar 1889 (on Indian Territory Map 23)







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