Map of the Indian Tribes of North America about 1600 A.D. along the Atlantic; & about 1800 A.D. westwardly
This is the famous Gallatin map that Wheat speaks so favorably about. Gallatin had made a long study of the Indian tribes and published this map locating the tribes historically. The map has ten colors and these are used to locate the various tribes and was the earliest map to do so and thus he is called the father of American Ethnology. Gallatin was not content with this accomplishment and added new important information in the southwest based on Smith’s explorations. Smith’s routes of 1826 and 1827 are shown on the map. With them for the first time is shown the Great Basin and the general layout of the rivers in the region. The map only appears occasionally.
Lightly foxed. Image size 15x16, substantial hand color.