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1860 COLOURED MAP OF BRITISH AMERICA, BY WILLIAM HUGHES,13 1/4 BY 10 1/2 INCHES

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There are many Indian Tribes listed in different areas clearly marked like: Oregon Snake Indians, Mandan and Dakota, and the Chippewas, Koliuches, Strong Bow, Black Foots to name a few.
Many of the early settlers traded with the Indians for furs with beads, axe heads, knifes and guns. As the number of settlers increased the land was take over, a little was paid for, but most was stolen. The great herds of buffalo were shot for trophies, the bones used as fertilizer. The main food source was almost wiped out and the Indian’s starved to death. After the civil war the Indian population declined, driven off their land. Those who survived would scrape a living making Indian souvenirs, turning the European glass beads in multi-pattered cloths for food to live and feed their children. This early map shows the wide-open spaces before the grid of fences began coving the towns’ and country alike.  Oregon Snake Indians, Mandan and Dakota, and the Chippewas, Koliuches, Strong Bow, Black Foots. Great map for seeing back into history, one tiny rip on outer edge, repaired, otherwise very good for age.

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Weight 50 g