Black Goose's Map of the Kiowa-Comanche-Apache Reservation in Oklahoma Territory
Nearly every major North American explorer through the late 19th century used geographic information and/or maps obtained from Native inhabitants of their respective areas. This paper focuses on efforts to enforce allotment on the Kiowa-Comanche-Apache (KCA) Reservation through the 1887 General Allotment or Dawes Act and the 1892 Jerome Commission and a map drawn by Chaddlekaungy-ky, a Kiowa man. Dating to between 1893 and 1895, this is the only known Kiowa map and one of a relatively few extant Southern Plains Indian maps. The map depicts the KCA Reservation in Oklahoma Territory and contains over 160 geographic locations. Documentary and cartographic data indicate that the map was consciously drawn with a political agenda.
Sociology and Anthropology
Chaddle-kaungy-ky (Black Goose), Dawes Act, Kiowa Indians, Native American cartography, Plains Indian pictography
Meadows, William C. "Black Goose's Map of the Kiowa-Comanche-Apache Reservation in Oklahoma Territory." Great Plains Quarterly 26, no. 4 (2006): 265-282.
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