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ERIC Number: EJ779971
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 18
Abstractor: Author
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ISSN: ISSN-0275-7664
Black Goose's Map of the Kiowa-Comanche-Apache Reservation in Oklahoma Territory
Meadows, William C.
Great Plains Quarterly, v26 n4 p265-282 Fall 2006
Plains Indian cultures have left numerous forms of Native drawings in the form of painted and drawn clothing, robes, tipis and tipi liners, shields and shield covers, calendars, ledger books, religious and historical drawings, and maps. Native drawings of geographic features are distinguished from other forms of drawings by their focus on the concept of territory rather than on occasional individual features such as a hill or river. Native maps predate European contact and are recorded for every major region of North America. Although most extant Native maps are from the Plains and Arctic regions and date to the nineteenth century, others range from 1540 to 1869. Nearly every major North American explorer through the late nineteenth century used geographic information and/or maps obtained from Native inhabitants of their respective areas.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: North America; Oklahoma