The 1837 Ioway Indian Map Project


In 1837 the Ioway Indians drew a map to bring to treaty talks with the United States government. The 1837 Ioway Map project uses Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to help extract cultural, archaeological, and historical information from this rare document. Centered on what is now the state of Iowa, the 1837 map shows 51 rivers, nine lakes, 23 villages, and over two dozen important Ioway Indian trails.

Cite this Record

The 1837 Ioway Indian Map Project. ( tDAR id: 6309) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8TD9ZRV

Spatial Coverage

min long: -96.592; min lat: 39.842 ; max long: -90; max lat: 44.088 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Mary Whelan

Contributor(s): William Green

Resources Inside this Project (Viewing 1-4 of 4)

  • Documents (4)


  1. The 1837 Ioway Indian Map Project: Using Geographic Information Systems to Integrate History, Archaeology and Landscape (2003)
  2. 1837 Ioway Map (2003)
  3. The 1837 Ioway Map Project - Poster presentation. (2003)
  4. The 1837 Ioway Map Project: Georeferencing a Historic Native American Map. (2003)