Fonds MG 508 - Montreal Lake Cree Nation

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Montreal Lake Cree Nation

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MG 508

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  • 1889 (Creation)

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1 document in OS box

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“In 1876, Governor Alexander Morris, appointed by federal Order-in-Council, was empowered as a Treaty Commissioner to negotiate a treaty with First Nations living within the limits of what would become Treaty Six. He, alone, had the authority to negotiate a lawful treaty; and he did with the Plains and Wood Cree Indians and other tribes of Indians between August 23-29 and on September 9, 1876… On February 11, 1889, the Montreal Lake Cree Band signed an adhesion to Treaty #6 under Chief William Charles. The Treaty adhesion gave them rights to 14,720 acres of land. Surveyor Ponton met with the Montreal Lake Cree Band and the Assistant Commissioner on September 17th. They discussed a reserve and decided upon the location of that reserve. The reserve, as surveyed by Ponton and containing 23 square miles of land, was set apart as Montreal Lake Indian Reserve #106.” (from

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Treaty Six Adhesion Document, 1889.

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