Native American maps of North,
Central and South America

This page lists Native American maps put out by National Geographic. This includes the continents of North America, Central America and South America.

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Native American maps: North America

1. Indians of North America - December 1972 (37"x22")
Side A:
You will find a huge physical map here colored coded into several regions. Around the outside are illustrations of the native american peoples who inhabit these regions and notes on each region. The map is filled with the locations where these early people resided along with forts and old routes.

2. North America Before Columbus - December 1972 (37"x22")
Side B:
This side contains a beautiful raised relief map of North America showing the locations of several early places of interest. The outside has several illustrations, write-ups and insets of historic sites of interest. There is also a big inset chronicling the North American past.

5. Making of America: Alaska - January 1948 (27"x20")
Side A:
This side is filled with historical information of the area and starts with a historical introduction. It includes maps showing Native Alaska (1700-1743), the Russia America map (1743-1876), a physical map with historical notes (1867-1940), the Military Alaska map (1940-1959) and a map of Alaska since statehood.

6. Making of America: The Central Plains - September 1985 (27"x20")
Side A:
See how this region shifted from a wild landscape of bison and Native American tribes to the nation's breadbasket and agricultural heartland. This side is filled with historical information and colorful illustrations. It is filled with inset maps showing the Indian relocation from 1830-1900, three maps of Indian history (1830-1906), a map with information about the dust bowl, two maps showing the change from Indian land to frontier settlements and two maps showing immigration and agricultural.

7. Native American Heritage - October 1991 (29"x20")
Side A:
A large physical map of the United States occupies most of this side. Clearly marked on this map are tribal centers or museums, archaeological discoveries and historical sites, museums with Native American exhibits, Federal Indian Reservations and selected National Parks clearly marked.

8. Indian America-What you can Visit Today - October 1991 (29"x20")
Side B:
The center section of this map is filled with illustrations and write-ups on interesting sites to see. On the left and right sides are indexes to sites of interest for the map on the other side, broken into The West and The East.

9. Dawn of Humans: Peopling of the Americas - December 2000
Side B:
This side is filled with a physical map of the Americas showing proposed peopling routes of the first Americans. It has beautiful illustrations of early life and lots of historical notes and articles on these early peoples.

10. North American Indian Cultures - September 2004
Side A:
Here is a large physical map of North America color coded to show the different Indian cultures or linguistic families. Each linguistic family has its own little write-up on the left side of the map Other information on these cultures can also be found here.

11. Indian Country - September 2004
Side B:
This side has a large physical map of the United States showing the locations of Native American Indian reservations, other federally recognized tribal entity, State Indian reservations, Indian Health Service or Tribal Hospital, major festivals or powwows, Cultural centers or museums and Tribal colleges or universities. There are lots of notes throughout the map. On the bottom are insets titled 1775-1819 A Nation Expands, 1820-1864 Forced Exodus, 1865-1894 Land Rush and 1895-2004 New Battlefields. On the top are pictures and small notes on famous American Indians.

12. A World Transformed - March 2007 (31"x20")
Side A:
This map vividly illustrates how the early colonist to the eastern coast of Canada and the United States effected the original Native American Indian cultures that lived there. Most of the surface is covered by two physical maps of Eastern Canada and the United States, one at 1491 and the other at 1650. Both maps are color shaded to show what areas were occupied by Indians and by Europeans. Also shown on the map are tribal groups, European settlements, trade routes, explorer's routes, forts or trading posts, missions, major documented conflicts and major documented epidemics. There is an inset showing areas of occupation in the Americas by Dutch, English, French, Portuguese, Spanish and Swedish settlers. On the bottom is a chart graphically showing the population of Indians, Europeans and Africans in the Americas in 1500, 1650 and 1800

13. When Cultures Collide - March 2007 (31"x20")
Side B:
This side has two beautiful illustrations of the Powhatan Indians chief village, Werowocomoco, and the English settlement of Jamestown, that existed 400 years ago in Virginia. The top half shows Werowocomoco which is filled with notes on subjects such as farming, sacred space, hunting, fishing, division of labor and the chief's ground. The bottom half has Jamestown which became the new world's first permanent settlement. It is also filled with notes on subjects such as the trading post, the well, the meadow, strong points, foul water, garbage dump and drill ground. There is an inset map showing where Werowocomoco and Jamestown lie in relation with each other.


Native American maps:
Central and South America

1. Archaeological Map of Middle America: Land of the Feathered Serpent - October 1968 (25"x19")
Side A:
This is a beautiful political map of Middle America including Mexico, Yucatan Peninsula, Guatemala, British Honduras, Honduras and El Salvador. It is filled with historical and archaeological notes on Aztec and Maya sites of interest. There are inset maps of Teotihuacan, Monte Alban, Chichen Itza and Tikal.

2. Middle America: Land of the Feathered Serpent - October 1968 (25"x19")
Side B:
This side has a great write-up on Middle America before Cortes. There is an inset map of the Valley of Mexico with historical notes, and an inset titled The Yardstick of Time in Middle America. A map index is also included for the map on the other side.

3. Physical Map of South America - October 1972 (30"x23")
Side A:
This is a physical map of South America showing historical, geographic and economic details of the continent. It shows the Inca Empire before Columbus and archaeological sites.

4. A Visitors Guide to the Aztec World - December 1980 (25.5"x20") Side A: This side is divided into two halves, the left side shows the Valley of Mexico and the right side is a map of Mexico City. Both sides are filled with facts and historic sites of interest.

3. Archaeology of South America - March 1982 (37"x22.5")
Side A:
This side has a beautiful raised relief map of the western coast of South America. It is filled with historical notes and sites of interest. It contains a physical map of South America and illustrations portraying the progression of cultures through pottery. There is a large inset with lots of great illustrations titled The Growth of South American Civilization.

4. Indians of South America - March 1982 (37"x22.5")
Side B:
There is a huge physical map on this side colored coded to show where the different Indian cultures lived. You will find lots of notes, pictures and illustrations of Indian cultures and artifacts.

7. Land of the Maya: A Traveler's Map - October 1989 (27"x20")
Side A:
There is a large physical map here of the Maya world showing existing protected areas, museums, populated places of archaeological importance, points of interest and ruins. It is filled with interesting historical notes. A great source of information on this early civilization.

8. Ancient Maya World - October 1989 (27"x20")
Side B:
One side of this map has a physical map filled with red dots depicting sites officially recorded by archaeological agencies of the respective governments. It is marked with historic sea and trade routes. The right side has illustrations of several artifacts set up on a timeline.

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