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    Western Treaty No. 5 - Treaty and Supplementary Treaties with Indians at Berens River Norway House, Grand Rapids and Wapang - IT 285.
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    RG10. Volume/box number: 1847/IT285. Microfilm reel number: T-9939.
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    10 sheets ; 34 x 43 cm (13-1/2" x 17").
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    GAD Reference number: IT 285;
    Indian Affairs' consecutive no.: 149A.
    Aboriginal people(s): Saulteaux and Swampy Cree tribes of Indians;
    Aboriginal individual(s): Chief Nah-wee-kee-sick-quah-yash (Jacob Berens), Kah-nah-wah-kee-nin (Antoine Gouin), Nah-kee-quan-nay-yash, Pee-wah-roo-wee-nin, Chief David Rundle, James Cochrane, Harry Constatag, Charles Pisequinip, Chief Ta-pas-ta-num (Donald William Sinclair Ross), James or George Garriock, Proud McKay and Chief Peter Beardy and others;
    Other party(ies): Commissioners Hon. Alexander Morris, Lt.-Gov., and Hon. James McKay on behalf of Queen Victoria.

    Type of Document: Treaty involving extinguishment of Aboriginal title and surrender of land¿Docket title: "Treaty and Supplementary Treaties with Indians at Berens River, Norway House, Grand Rapids and Wapang¿.
    Specific purpose(s): Surrender of land and title in consideration of reserves being set apart, schools, one-time payment of $5.00 per person, maintenance of hunting and fishing, annual annuities, etc. See document.
    Land involved: 100,000 square miles bounded in part by the boundaries of Treaties 1, 2, 3 and 4. See document.
    Form: Manuscript original.
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    Alternative designation: title supplied from contents.
    Physical description note:
    4 red wax seals, cracked, pieces missing adjacent to signatures; 1 large red wax seal, top left corner; green and purple ribbon under large wax seal; red ink underlining; rectangular shaped pieces of parchment attached to wax seal and ribbons probably used in binding leaves together; small piece of pink archival ribbon, near to wax seal and parchment; holes in the top left corner of each sheet, probably for binding together; blue ink stamp on page 1 dated Oct. 22, 1875, "Department of the Interior Ottawa."
    Physical condition note:
    Tissue laminated; some edges torn, worn and pieces missing; 2 reddish-brown stains on page 18 near signatures, possibly from wax seals, which no longer exist.
    Dates of creation note:
    Date: 1875/09/20 - at Beren`s River; 1875/09/24 - at Norway House; 1875/09/27 - at Grand Rapids.
    Exhibitions note:
    Exhibition title: Nishnawbe Aski Nation ¿ 100 Anniversary Adhesion 1910 signing. Curators: Sharon Godwin-Director, Thunder Bay Art Gallery, Thunder Bay, Ontario; 2010.06.04 ¿ 2010.06.13.
    Exhibition Title: Treaty Manuscript Exhibition, Curator: Marion Dinwoodie, Diefenbaker Canada Centre, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; 2002.06.23 ¿ 2002.11.11 (Treaty No. 5)

    Exhibition title: Protecting Rights in Canada gallery. Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Winnipeg, Manitoba; 2018.07.09 ¿ 2018.10.22.
    Related material:
    IT 286 - Adhesion 28 September 1875
    IT 287 - Copy I.A. No. 149A and 149B
    IT 288 - Adhesion 7 September 1876
    IT 289 - Adhesion 7 September 1876
    IT 290 - Adhesion 4 August 1876
    IT 291 - Adhesion 26 July 1876
    IT 447 - Adhesions of 1908
    IT 448 - Adhesions of 1908
    IT 449 - Adhesions of 1908
    Indian Treaties and Surrenders (Coles¿ 1971 Reprint): Vol. II, pages 16-21.
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