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The interactive map shows Native American land disappearing and reservations springing up throughout the 1800s.
The interactive map shows Native American land disappearing and reservations springing up throughout the 1800s.
slate.com/thevault
July 14, 2014

Interactive Time-Lapse Map Shows Loss of Native American Land to United States

University of Georgia historian Caludio Sant has created an interactive map detailing the transfer of Native American land between 1776 and 1887, Slate reports.

The map shows Indian lands disappearing and reservation lands appearing throughout the 19th century. Sant created the map to accompany his book called West of the Revolution: An Uncommon History of 1776. The data used for the project comes from a set of maps created in 1889 by the Bureau of American Ethnology, which was in charge of researching Native American culture. 

Clicking on certain parts of the map will allow readers to find information about what Native American tribe inhabited an area and include links to explore further information about the tribe's cession.

To view the interactive map, visit invasionofamerica.ehistory.org

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