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Willamette Valley Sketch Map, 1851

Detail from the Willamette Valley Sketch Map reproduction.

Information and Credits


The Willamette Valley Sketch Map depicts purchases and reservations made by the Board of Commissioners with Native Americans in Oregon. The map was prepared by George Gibbs and Edmond A. Starling. Gibbs was a geologist and ethnologist who participated in treaty negotiations between the U.S. Government and native tribes. This collection consists of three reproductions of the original map, which is held in the National Archives.

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Scope and Content Note


0.01 cubic foot, including 3 maps; 1 map folder

Related Papers

Other 19th century maps of the Willamette Valley are available in the Willamette Valley Township Survey Plats (MAPS Township) and Historic Oregon Topographic Maps (MAPS ORTopos). The Native American Maps Collection (MAPS Native) includes other maps documenting native lands in Oregon.

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