Historical Allotment Maps
In 2008, the GIS Department created a series of maps showing the evolution of tribal allotments, trust lands and fee lands over a hundred-year span starting in 1884 and ending in 1988. Using a combination of archived historical maps as well as old Kroll Map Company maps, allottee names were transcribed from the old maps into electronic form in GIS data. Easier-to-read GIS maps were then printed out, enabling tribal members to discover where their ancestors held their original allotments, and what the fate of that land had been over the course of the hundred years.
These historical maps are on on-going project subject to constant refinement as new information becomes available. For more information, contact the GIS department.
Address Map Book
In 2009 the GIS Department embarked on a new project to help Tribal staff such as police, fire and social services more easily locate houses and businesses. A 150-page map book indexed to section-township-range coordinates shows the street number of each building location and identifies the street each structure is addressed to as well as the type of building (residential, commercial, etc.). An index map at front of the book lets users find their map section easily, and an index in the back of the book lists streets by name and the pages where they're located.
The address map books are being customized for different Tribal departments with additional information on each version. For more information, contact the GIS department.
GIS Day 2008 was a barrel of fun on November 19th as the entire Tribal staff, all Tribal members (and more!) were invited to the Marina Building to come see the magic of GIS and maps. Walls and display boards were plastered with our historical allotment maps, old photographs of the reservation and its people, maps showing the distribution of tribal members, and many more. Pizza and munchies were served, and a good time was had by all!
The newest edition of our Map Catalog - the 2009 version, Volume 4 - is currently under construction and will be available soon. As in our previous versions it will contain aerial photo maps, base maps including streets, water, buildings and utilities, and many more. Both 11" x 17" hard copy and electronic PDF versions will be available.