(West-Native American) Maps of Ralph Shane

Mapmaker: Shane, Ralph M.

(West-Native American) Maps of Ralph Shane


  • ~Fall 2019~
  • (West-Native American) Collection of 10 Native American themed maps

    Ralph Shane was born is a small midwestern town, went on to get his degree in engineering, and from there took off on a series of jobs across the West, doing infrastructure projects from Montana to California. Throughout this time he worked on projects on Indian Reservations, and it became a considerable portion of work he did. He would later become an administrator on one of these reservations. His continued interactions and fascination with Native peoples came to fruit later in life when he went into publishing and began a series of historical maps on Native tribes of the West. Clearly influenced by his predecessor Irwin "Shorty" Shope, who had done a few similar things in the 1930s, Ralph's work would go further.

    Here, is a rare batch of Ralph's maps...
    -Early History Blackfeet Indian Reservation - Montana 1966 (12.75 x 20.75)
    -Historical Map of the Crow Indian Reservation c. 1967 (13.5 x 22)
    -Historical Map of the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation Gros Ventres & Assiniboines, 1974 (13.5 x 21.25)
    -History of the Indian Tribes of Montana 1974 (13.5 x 21.5)
    -Recreation and Historical Map-Fort Peck Reservation - Home of the Assiniboine and Sioux 1978(?) (12 x 21.25)
    -Early History of the Northern Cheyennes the Morning Star Peoples 1966 (14.75 x 20.25)
    -Historical Map of the Rocky Boy's Reservation-Home of the Chippewa-Cree - Montana c.1970 (12.75 x 20.5)
    -Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Reservation Historical Map 1974 (13.25 x 21.25)
    -Centennial Hisotrical Ma Wind River Indian Reservation 1868-1968 - Home of the Shoshones & Arapahoes 1968 (12.75 x 20.5)
    -Key Map to Points of Historical Interest Along The Route Of Your Yellowstone River Boat Float (blue line reprint) 1967 (17.5 x


    Condition is good on all .