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Map of the territory of Ossiniboia with the adjacent countries exhibiting the communications with Canada, the Mississippi, and Hudson's Bay
Map of the territory of Ossiniboia with the adjacent countries exhibiting the communications with Canada, the Mississippi, and Hudson's Bay
TitleMap of the territory of Ossiniboia with the adjacent countries exhibiting the communications with Canada, the Mississippi, and Hudson's Bay
Date of Original1814
DescriptionThe Map of the Territory of Ossiniboia shows the Canadian perspective on the northern Great Plains. While its central focus is the area which is today known as Manitoba and Saskatchewan, geographic features of modern day North Dakota are clearly visible including the Red River, the Pembina River, and Devils Lake (Gods Lake).
Ordering Informationhttp://www.history.nd.gov/archives/rscopypermission.html
General SubjectMaps, stamps and seals
Indians of North America
Subject (LCTGM)Maps
Lakes & ponds
Rivers
Trails & paths
LocationRed River Settlement
Manitoba
Northwest Territories
Decade1810-1819
Item NumberMap 978.41 M297 1814
Format of OriginalMaps
Dimensions of Original36 x 29 cm. on sheet 51 x 37 cm.
Transcription"Unfinished proof"--Handwritten on front of map.
Relation[Is Part Of] North Dakota History textbook materials
Biography/HistoryThe Louisiana Purchase of 1803 was defined by the Missouri River drainage or watershed which did not include the north flowing Red River and its tributaries. Canada claimed the Red River watershed and all territory not drained by the Missouri River. The two nations agreed on a boundary line at the 49th parallel from the Lake of the Woods to the Rocky Mountains in 1818. The remaining distance was completed by treaty in 1846. The future state of North Dakota is entirely present in this map, though the course of the Red River is mistakenly drawn as flowing from Ottertail Lake and some other important features are not accurate. Some features, such as Warreconne River (Beaver Creek) indicate that the mapmaker was familiar with the maps of Lewis and Clark. Of great importance are the faint lines that indicate commonly used trails for commerce between the Mandan Villages and the Hudson's Bay Company trading post at Brandon House.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionState Historical Society of North Dakota Map Collection
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (Map 378.41 M297 1814)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
LanguageEnglish
Digital IDshMap378.41M2971814
OCLC number262846054
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