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Rise of Industrial America
The American West
American Indian and Oklahoma Territories

The history of Western settlement by white pioneers from the East can be read in the changing maps of the area. Examine the two maps from Map Collections: 1500-2003 below. They show the same area, three years apart. How is the 1892 map different from the 1889 map? What could account for the change? How could you find out if your hypothesis is correct?

For a larger version of the images below, click on the maps. Click on the text to view bibliographical records. View additional maps in the Cultural Landscapes section of Map Collections: 1500-2003. Use your browser's Back Button to return to this point.


Indian territory

Indian Territory, 1889

Indian and Oklahoma territories

Indian and Oklahoma Territories, 1892


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