Title and statement of responsibility area
Canada. Department of Indian Affairs. Mindy Christianson fonds
General material designation
Other title information
Title statements of responsibility
- Source of title proper: Title based on contents of records.
Level of description
Edition statement of responsibility
Class of material specific details area
Statement of scale (cartographic)
Statement of projection (cartographic)
Statement of coordinates (cartographic)
Statement of scale (architectural)
Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)
Dates of creation area
- Christianson, Mindy
Physical description area
12.5 cm of textual records
Publisher's series area
Title proper of publisher's series
Parallel titles of publisher's series
Other title information of publisher's series
Statement of responsibility relating to publisher's series
Numbering within publisher's series
Note on publisher's series
Archival description area
Name of creator
The responsibility for Indian affairs in Canada has rested with the British government, various colonial administrations and, since Confederation, with several branches and departments of the federal government. The Department of Indian Affairs and its predecessors have been responsible for such matters as treaties, reserves, provision of education, and supervision of agriculture on reserves. For a detailed administrative history see Records Relating to Indian Affairs (RG 10) / by Peter Gillis et al. - Ottawa : Public Archives of Canada, 1975. Mindy Christianson served the Department as farm instructor, agent, inspector and general superintendent. He was born in Iceland and at age seven emigrated with his parents to Manitoba in the 1880s or 1890s. He was educated in Winnipeg, and was engaged in business in Wimbourne, Manitoba and Kamsack, Saskatchewan. He married Mabel Chantler in 1907, and they had three children. He began service with the Department of Indian Affairs in 1914 when he became farm instructor and clerk at the Pelly agency in Saskatchewan. He became acting agent that same year and agent in 1915. In 1917 he took up the position of agent on the Qu'Appelle reserve near Regina. He moved to Regina to become Indian inspector for the prairie provinces in 1919, and in 1932 he moved to Calgary to take over the Alberta inspectorate which included northern British Columbia. The NWT were added to his area in 1935. He became the Department of Indian Affairs' General Superintendent in 1936.
Name of creator
The responsibility for Indian affairs in Canada has rested with the British Government, various colonial administrations and, since Confederation, with several branches and departments of the federal government. The Department of Indian Affairs and its predecessors have been responsible for such matters as treaties, reserves, provision of education, and supervision of agriculture on reserves. For a detailed administrative history see Records Relating to Indian Affairs (RG 10) / by Peter Gillis et al. - Ottawa : Public Archives of Canada, 1975. Treaty 4, the Qu'Appelle Treaty, was signed in 1874 by Cree and Saulteaux in 195,000 square kilometres in part of western Manitoba and most of southern Saskatchewan. Treaty 6, the Fort Carlton and Fort Pitt Treaty, was signed in 1876 by Plains and Woodland Cree in 312,000 square kilometres of central Saskatchewan and Alberta. Treaty 7, the Blackfoot Treaty, was signed in 1877 by Blackfoot (Siksika), Blood, Peigan, Sarcee (Tsuu T'ina) and Stoney in 130,000 square kilometres of southern Alberta and a corner of southwestern Saskatchewan. Under the provisions of these treaties, an annual payment was to be made at the rate of $25 to each chief, $15 to up to four councillors per band, and $5 to every other Indian man, woman, and child.
It is unclear from whom Glenbow staff received these records.
Scope and content
The fonds consists of inspection notebooks for Alberta and NWT, containing minutes of meetings, reports and notes.
Immediate source of acquisition
Collected by Glenbow staff, 1956.
Language of material
- The material is in English.
Script of material
Location of originals
Availability of other formats
Also available on microfilm.
Restrictions on access
No restrictions on access.
Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
No finding aid.
Record No. M 2208;AB Canada Dept of Indian Affairs - Christianson<br><br>