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Item Description 

"An Indian Map of the Different Tribes that inhabit on the East & West Side of the Rocky Mountains with all the rivers & other remarkbl. places, also the number of Tents etc. Drawn by the Feathers or Ac ko mok ki -- a Black foot chief -- 7th Feby. 1801 -- reduced 1/4 from the Original Size -- by Peter Fidler."

Creator 

Peter Fidler; copy of a map drawn by Ac ko mok ki, a Blackfoot chief

Date 

1801

Fonds/Series Title 

Hudson's Bay Company manuscript maps collection

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Notes 

Location: Prairies and Pacific Northwest
Description: Latitude 45-60N, Longitude 110-130W. Contains lengthy explanations of various Aboriginal tribes noted on the map (names, number of tents). Explains the number of days' walk between different features. Identifies river systems: Ot te netha (Sheep), Cwoosse net cha (Red Deers), Bay in net cha (Pearl), In ne thaw oro (Warm Water), Bep caw ow (Large), Oo ne ceese, Na tootoo kse, Pun na kieks (Little), Moo-koo wans, Bad, Red Deer, O mok kat i (Big), Red Deer ([c]unna kow). Identifies Chesterfield House.
Medium: paper, ink. Mounted on linen.
Another copy of this map can be found in a journal in Peter Fidler fonds (E.3/2 fos. 106d-107), which has "war track of 1801" annotated on it.
This map is listed in a catalogue of maps, charts and drawings found in Catalogue of HBC Archives, a volume kept by the Governor and Committee in London and dated ca. 1847. (See Catalogue of HBC Archives, A.64/52.)
This map was originally sent as an enclosure to a letter from Fidler to Governor and Committee, 10 July 1802, in Governor and Committee inward correspondence from posts, correspondence from Oxford House (A.11/52 fos. 1-2d).
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Location Code 

G.1/25

Microfilm No. 

11M1
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Original Format 

1 manuscript map

Size 

37 x 47 cm

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