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The treaties of Canada with the Indians of Manitoba and the North-West Territories : including the negotiations on which they were based, and other information relating thereto /
by Alexander Morris.
imprint
Saskatoon : Fifth House, c1991.
description
375 p. : map ; 22 cm.
ISBN
0920079830 :
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Appeared in Choice on 1992-09:
Alexander Morris, Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba and the North-West Territories during much of the 1870s, was a key figure in treaty negotiations with native peoples in the provinces of Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta. His report, first published in 1880 and reprinted here, contains the negotiations, treaty texts, and associated reports of treaties number one through seven, with which he was directly involved, as well as several earlier 19th century treaties. Each chapter presents the background to a treaty, the negotiation process, including speeches by tribal leaders and agents of the crown, and dispatches between agents and government officials (sometimes Morris himself). The treaty texts are found in a separate appendix. Although an inexpensive edition of this historic report is certainly welcome, the publishers would have been wise to supplement the original with maps (only one appears, in association with the earlier Selkirk Treaty), an index, and an introduction to place the documents in an appropriate historical context. Even in the absence of these enhancements, however, this volume is recommended for all academic libraries with collections in history, Native American studies, or Canadian studies. J. C. Wanser; Hiram College
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