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Canada. Department of Indian Affairs. Peigan Indian Agency fonds
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1883-1923, predominant 1883-1914 (Creation)
- Peigan Indian Agency
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10.5 cm of textual records
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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) / Peter Gillis et al. - Ottawa : Public Archives of Canada, 1975. The Peigan Indian Agency, situated southwest of Fort Macleod, Alberta at Brocket in the Treaty 7 region, consisted solely of the Peigan reserve. Indian agents have included Norman Thomas Macleod (1880-1881), C.E. Denny (1882-1883), W. Pocklington (1884), A.R. Springett (1888-1892), H.H. Nash (1893-1897), R.N. Wilson (1898-1903), J.H. Gooderham (1904-1907), E.H. Yeomans (1908-1912), J.A. Markle (1913), H.A. Gunn (1914-1918), Thomas Graham (1919-1922), Chester A. Arthur (1923-1929), H.C. Lancaster (1931-1938), T.W.V. Webb (1941-1942), J.T. Faunt (1943-1944), and A. McMillan (1945-1948).
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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.
Scope and content
The fonds consists of vital statistics register (1883-1895); correspondence, receipts and vouchers (1890-1914); winter count notebook (1904) [attributed to Bull Plume]; and annuity pay list (1923).
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Gift of Peigan Indian Agency, 1959-1979.
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Also available on microfilm.
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No restrictions on access.
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Inventory available. Please consult before requesting material.
The Stockman's diary for 1901 and the Indian Agent's diaries for 1903 to 1907 are in the George Gooderham fonds at Glenbow (M-4738, files 447-449). Other Peigan Indian Agency records are held by the National Archives and the Pincher Creek Historical Society. Microfilm copies of National Archives records are available at Glenbow.
Record No. M-1826-11;M-1831;M-1832;M-4403;MIcrofilm-Peigan<br><br>