This bloodstained map depicting the Mississippi River Basin was owned by David Starr Hoyt, an abolitionist murdered by pro-slavery forces near Lawrence, Kansas, in August 1856.
A bloodstained map, black ink on white paper, depicting the Mississippi River Basin, an area that includes contemporary Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, and Kansas. The map was reportedly owned by David Hoyt, an abolitionist who died supporting the cause.
A page from the New York Daily Tribune reporting on the violence occuring in the Kansas territory. Highlights have been noted by someone with red pen. Included in the reporting is the death of David Hoyt.