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Indian Map of Ohio
River Country

Map of the country about the Mississippi
Chegeree (the Indian)
Map of the country about the Mississippi
[ca. 1755]
Manuscript map
Geography & Map Division
Purchased from Peter Force, 1867 (113.4)

According to marginal notations, this rough sketch map was drawn by "Chegeree (the Indian) who says he has travell'd through the country." One of the very few examples in the Library's collection of a map drawn by a Native American, it shows Indian settlements in the area from Lake Erie to the mouth of the Ohio river in the middle of the eighteenth century.

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