First Nation land surrenders on the Prairies, 1896-1911: RC31-93/1998E-PDF

"The Indian Claims Commission is currently investigating several claims founded on allegations that historical surrenders of land reserved to First Nations under the prairie treaties were unlawful. The Commission’s interest in prairie treaty surrenders between 1896 and 1911 stems, first, from the sheer number and size of the surrenders that occurred during this brief and shameful period in Canadian history. Over 100 surrenders of treaty reserve land were obtained by the Crown in this region between the late 1890s and the 1930s. In the study period alone – 1896 to 1911 – 21 per cent of the lands reserved to prairie First Nations were surrendered to the Crown to make way for western expansion and an influx of immigrants. These lands had been promised under treaties signed only a few decades earlier, in the 1870s, and in many cases had been set aside just a few years before their surrender"--Exec. summary, p. xiii.

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Department/Agency Indian Claims Commission.
Title First Nation land surrenders on the Prairies, 1896-1911
Publication Type Monograph
Language [English]
Other Language Editions [French]
Format Electronic
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Note "September 1998". Issued also in French under title: Cessions de terres des Premières Nations dans les Prairies, 1896-1911.
Date 1998.
Number of Pages 1 v. in 9 pts. (xlviii, 5 p. ; p. 7-36 ; p. 37-65 ; p. 66-161 ; p. 162-242 ; p. 244-326 ; p. 327-426 ; p. 427-470 ; p. 471-568)
Catalogue Number
  • RC31-93/1998E-PDF
Subject Terms Aboriginal peoples, Aboriginal lands, Land claims