This significant historical work, first published in 1891 and one of three volumes in the series, is reprinted here in its original format.Indian Treaties and Surrenders is an excellent reference work
This significant historical work, first published in 1891 and one of three volumes in the series, is reprinted here in its original format.
Indian Treaties and Surrenders is an excellent reference work for anyone interested in the history of agreements between Indians and the Crown. It is the only complete collection of the actual texts of all pre-Confederation treaties, land cessions, numbered treaties, and surrenders relating to land and governance until 1890.
Volume 1 contains an index to the documents in all three volumes, arranged alphabetically by First Nation, township, and the name of the Crown's representative in the transaction. The documents in the book are arranged chronologically. Also included are reproductions of the original maps used in the negotiation of the settlements.
Indian Treaties and Surrenders will be of use to land claims researchers, historians, and students. Schools will also find it a valuable source of primary documentation for both teachers and pupils in Native Studies and history classes. In an era in which the content of the agreements made between Indians and the Crown is so much in contention, this book will provide easy access to the original texts.