[Upper Althabasca River, the Columbia River basin, the Upper Missouri, and the Great Divide]

Dublin Core

Title

[Upper Althabasca River, the Columbia River basin, the Upper Missouri, and the Great Divide]

Description

This map includes on the North the sources of the Upper Athabasca River, including the upper reaches of the North and South Branches of that River; on the West, the Colombia River basin as far West as the 121st Meridian; i.e., to a point West of the John Day River and East of Des Chutes River; on the South, the Snake River, tributary of the Colombia, to a line almost as far South as the Northern boundary of Nevada and Utah; on the East, the territory almost as far East as the 111th Meridian, hence, the Upper Missouri West and South of Fort Benton. The Great Divide runs, roughly, from the Southeast to the Northwest corners of the Map. It is drawn in several colored inks on an ivory background, and is filled to the edges. It is dated between 1842 and 1848, and, although some aspects of the map are geographically inaccurate, it does include accurate plots of Indian villages and campsites, missions, forts, trails, hot springs, mountain ranges, watersheds, and tribal boundaries.

Source

De Smetiana collection

Publisher

Jesuit Archives: Central United States

Contributor

Jesuit Archives: Central United States

Rights

Reproduced with permission of the Central and Southern Province of the Society of Jesus

Format

JPEG

Language

fre

Type

Still image

Identifier

MJA IX C8 – 13

Date Available

2016-11-15

Extent

1 map

Temporal Coverage

circa 1842-1848

Rights Holder

Central and Southern Province of the Society of Jesus

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Maps (documents)

Physical Dimensions

20.5 x 34

Files

De Smet-IX C8 13.jpg

Citation

Smet, Pierre-Jean de, 1801-1874, “[Upper Althabasca River, the Columbia River basin, the Upper Missouri, and the Great Divide],” Jesuit Archives Digital Collections and Resources, accessed October 18, 2017, http://jesuitarchives.omeka.net/items/show/264.