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Willard, Emma, 1787-1870

Emma Willard, “Introductory” Map of American History
This map opened one of the first historical atlases of America, created by the noted educator Emma Willard. Note that she marked not just the location of tribes, but their migration over time.

(1828) | Chapter 1 | View the Map »

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Walker, Francis Amasa, 1840-1897

Map of Indian Population in the Western United States
Walker served as Commissioner of the Indian Bureau while also Superintendent of the Ninth Census in the 1870s, and in both capacities relied on maps.

(1874) | Chapter 5 | View the Map »

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Walker, Francis Amasa, 1840-1897

Map Showing the Distribution of the Constitutional Population
Walker’s map of population density established the categories that would be used on all his subsequent population maps in blue ink, enabling viewers to compare classes of information.

(1874) | Chapter 5 | View the Map »