Williams Treaty - Mississauga Indians of Rice, Mud and Scugog Lakes and Alderville - IT 488

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    RG10, Volume number: 1853/IT488, Microfilm reel number: T-9941
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    Subset of Collections and Fonds:
    Treaties, Surrenders and Agreements
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    2 sheets ; both 28 x 38 cm (11" x 15").
    14 sheets ; all 28 x 37 cm (11" x 14-1/2").
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    General Note:
    GAD reference number: IT 488; Indian Affairs consecutive number: 1081
    Indigenous peoples: Mississauga tribe (bands at Rice Lake, Mud Lake, Scugog Lake and Alderville); Indigenous individual(s): Robert Franklin, Chief D.E. Whetung, Geo. Paudash, Thos. Marsden, and others. Other party(ies): Commissioner Angus Seymour Williams, Department of Indian Affairs solicitor for the Dominion of Canada; and Robert Victor Sinclair and Uriah McFadden for the Province of Ontario.
    Type of document: Treaty involving extinguishment of aboriginal title and surrender of land. Docket title: "Mississauga Indians of Rice, Mud and Scugog Lakes and Alderville - Treaty".
    Specific purpose(s): An agreement to a number of terms and conditions, such as a payment of money, recognition of fishing, hunting and trapping rights, release of lands (except reserves), etc. - See document.
    Land involved: 17,600 square miles south of the Parry Sound and Sudbury district boundaries being one parcel; 2,500 square miles being parts of the counties of Northumberland, Durham, Ontario and York - See document.
    Form: Manuscript original.
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    Alternative designation: title supplied from contents.
    Physical description note:
    Cardboard sheets; cover sheets of a woven material and heavy paper or possibly cardboard; 2 brass paper fasteners used to hold all sheets together; black ink calligraphy; red ink underlining and border; blue ink signatures on pages 21, 23, 25 and 27; 9 red paper seals on page 21; 12 seals on page 23; 10 seals on page 25; 13 seals on page 27; 8-sided red- and-white sticker on page 1, lower left corner.
    Physical condition note:
    Sheets are worn and dirty, especially the edges; 4 holes on the left edge of each sheet; cover and bottom sheets especially worn and dirty, edges torn, pieces missing; white reinforcement circles on pages 1-2 in 2 locations.
    Availability of other formats note:
    This document is also available on microfilm reel T-9941.
    Dates of creation note:
    1923/11/14 - at Mud Lake; 1923/11/14 - at Alderville; 1923/11/14 - at Rice Lake; 1923/11/14 - at Scugog Lake.
    Exhibitions note:
    Exhibition Title: Betwixt & Between: An Untold Tom Thomson Story. Tom Thomson Art Gallery, Thunder Bay, Owen Sound, Ontario; 2017.05.20-2017.09.10.
    Treaty Recognition Week - 1 day display. University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario; 2018.10.08 - 2018.10.08.
    Exhibition title: 2019 Canada Memory of the World Register submissions from Library and Archives Canada to honour Indigenous languages and cultures. Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; 2019.02.26.
    Related material:
    IT 483 - Treaty with Chippewa Tribe
    IT 487 - Agreement between Ontario and Canada
    IT 489 - Mud Lake Band minutes
    IT 490 - Rice Lake minutes
    IT 491 - Alnwick Band minutes
    IT 492 - Scugog Band minutes
    IT 493 - correspondence
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    Copyright: Government of Canada

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