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Miami National Reserve maps

 Collection — Folder: S1622
Identifier: S1622

Scope and Contents

This collection includes seven half sheet maps and one full size map, hand drawn in ink on vellom paper. The first half-size one is entitled "T. 21, N., R. 1 E. 2nd Mer." Each half-size map following is labeled the same except for the T. (Township) number, which progresses from 21 to 27. The full-size map is: "Township No. 27 N, Range No. 4 E 2nd Mer." On this larger map, the Wabash River is along the bottom edge with Miamisport just north of the river. The sections above Miamisport are: 3 and 4, 9 and 10, 15 and 16, 21 and 22, and 27 and 28. The boundaries are noted by trees, such as ironwood, ash, sugar, elm, oak, and beech. There is one exception to the tree markers, which is the northwest corner of section 28 marked by "Mound in prairie." Creeks are drawn in all the sections except sections 27 and 28. In the Miamisport area, twelve tiny boxes are drawn along the Wabash River to represent dwellings.


  • circa 1818-1840s

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Historical Note

Miami people are a Native American nation who lived in Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio. They spoke one of the Algonquian languages. Most of the Miami were removed to Indian Territory (Oklahoma) by 1846.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged by township number from 21 through 27.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.


No further additions are expected.

Related Archival Material

Materials relating to this collection may be found in the following collections in Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN:

L614: Treaty of St. Mary's collection, 1818 Oct.

Processing Information

Collection processing and finding aid completed 2016/7/21 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield.
Miami National Reserve maps
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.