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ENTRY YEAR MONTH DAY NO. FIRSTNATIONSURRENDERING OTHERSURRENDERER LOCATIONNAME COUNTY INDEXTEXT PAGE VOLUME
119 1870 1 20 121 CHIPPEWA, POTTAWATTAMIME AND OTTAWA INDIANS BIRD OR HEN AND CHICKENS ISLANDS (NEAR MOUTH OF DETROIT RIVER, LAKE ERIE)—BY CHIPPEWA, POTTAWATTAMIE AND OTTAWA INDIANS 278 I
295 1870 1 20 121 CHIPPEWA/OJIBBEWA MIDDLE SISTER; HEN AND CHICKENS OR BIRD ISLANDS; NORTH HARBOUR; EAST SISTER; MIDDLE ISLANDS LAKE ERIE MIDDLE SISTER ISLAND, HEN AND CHICKENS OR BIRD ISLANDS, NORTH HARBOUR ISLAND, EAST SISTER ISLAND AND MIDDLE ISLAND, NEAR MOUTH OF DETROIT RIVER, LAKE ERIE 278 I
805 1870 1 20 121 CHIPPEWA, OTTAWA AND POTTAWATTAMIE MIDDLE ISLAND LAKE ERIE (MIDDLE ISLAND, NEAR MOUTH OF DETROIT RIVER, LAKE ERIE)--BY CHIPPEWA, OTTAWA AND POTTAWATTAMIE INDIANS 278 II
924 1870 1 20 121 CHIPPEWA, POTTAWATTAMIE AND OTTAWA NORTH HARBOUR ISLAND, NEAR MOUTH OF DETROIT RIVER LAKE SIMCOE BY CHIPPEWA, POTTAWATTAMIE AND OTTAWA INDIANS 278 I
996 1870 1 20 121 OTTAWA MIDDLE SISTER; HEN AND CHICKENS OR BIRD; NORTH HARBOUR; EAST SISTER; MIDDLE ISLANDS DETROIT RIVER, LAKE ERIE MIDDLE SISTER ISLAND, HEN AND CHICKENS OR BIRD ISLANDS, NORTH HARBOUR ISLAND, EAST SISTER ISLAND AND MIDDLE ISLAND, NEAR MOUTH OF DETROIT RIVER, LAKE ERIE 278 I
1034 1870 1 20 121 POTTAWATTAMIE MIDDLE SISTER ISLAND, HEN AND CHICKENS OR BIRD ISLAND, NORTH HARBOUR ISLAND, EAST SISTER ISLAND AND MIDDLE ISLAND DETROIT RIVER MIDDLE SISTER ISLAND, HEN AND CHICKENS OR BIRD ISLANDS, NORTH HARBOUR ISLAND, EAST SISTER ISLAND AND MIDDLE ISLAND, NEAR MOUTH OF DETROIT RIVER, LAKE ERIE 278 I
1167 1870 1 20 121 CHIPPEWA, POTTAWATTAMIE AND OTTAWA EAST AND MIDDLE SISTER ISLANDS LAKE ERIE BY CHIPPEWA, POTTAWATTAMIE AND OTTAWA INDIANS. EAST SISTER AND MIDDLE SISTER ISLANDS 278 I

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No. 121.


Know All Men By These Presents that we, the Chiefs and Principal Men of the Chippewa, Pottawatomie and Ottawa Indians residing on Walpole Island, in the Province of Ontario, being this day assembled in council, have agreed to surrender, and do hereby surrender and yield up unto Her Most Gracious Majesty the Queen, Her heirs and successors, all the right, claim and title which we possess of, in and to the following islands in the upper part of Lake Erie, near to the mouth of the River Detroit, namely: “Middle Sister” Island, “Hen and Chickens” or “Bird” Islands, “North Harbour” Island, “East Sister” Island, “Middle” Island, as well as any other islands in the above vicinity to or in which we may have any claim or interest. To the end that the said islands may be sold to such persons and on such terms as may be deemed most conducive to the interest and benefit of the tribes which we represent.

And we do hereby, for ourselves and on behalf of our people, agree to ratify and confirm whatsoever the Government of the Dominion of Canada, acting on behalf of Her Majesty, may do or cause to be done in connection with the disposal and sale of the aforesaid islands.

In Witness Whereof, we have hereunto set our hands and seals at Walpole Island this twentieth day of January, in the year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy.

Signed and sealed in our presence being first read and fully explained.

Robt. MacKenzie, V.S. and C.

Andrew Jamieson, Missionary,

James Cameron, Teacher,

Wm. N. Fisher, Interpreter.

               Chippewas

Shahwahnoo, Chief, x [L.S.]

Keyoshk, x [L.S.]

Solomon Pattasung, x [L.S.]

Alexander Johnson, x [L.S.]

Meshahkonahom, x [L.S.]

George Knaggs, x [L.S.]

Kicknosway x [L.S.]

J. G. Bird, [L.S.]

Wm. N. Fisher [L.S.]

John Natalmash, x [L.S.]

Kokosh, x, x [L.S.]

Wasowhgonaby, x [L.S.]

Charles Kiyoshk, x [L.S.]

Tooshkenahway, x [L.S.]

Moses Solomon, x [L.S.]

Petwageshik, x [L.S.]

Joseph Kowsod, x [L.S.]

Charles Noodin, x [L.S.]

Channy, x [L.S.]

Na-ahjei, x [L.S.]

Nah-wakodoo, x [L.S.]

Tequon, x [L.S.]

Pewamoo, x [L.S.]

Joseph Osaugee, x [L.S.]

Audwegonaby, x [L.S.]

Mahkahdabenasy, x [L.S.]

Pa-bah-mah-shee, x [L.S.]


Province of Ontario,

County of Lambton

To Wit:

We, the undersigned, hereby certify that the above surrender of lands was freely assented to at the council assembled for the purpose at Walpole Island, on the 20th day of January, 1870, by a majority of the Chiefs and Principal Men of the several bands of Indians entitled to vote there at.

Sworn before me at Sarnia in the County of Lambton, this 20th day of April, A.D. 1870.

Charles Robinson, [L.S.]

Judge County Court, County Lambton.


Robt. MacKenzie, V.S. and C. [L.S.]

Wm. N. Fisher [L.S.]

One of the Chiefs present and entitled to vote.


Copy of a Report of a Committee of the Honourable the Privy Council, approved by His Excellency the Governor General in Council on the 24th March, 1871.

On a report, dated 22nd November, 1870, from the Honourable the Secretary of State for the Provinces, submitting a surrender to the Crown in trust, executed by Shahwahnoo, Keyoshk, Salmon Puttasung, Alexander Johnson and others, Chiefs and Principal Men of the Chippawas, Pottawatomies and Ottawa Indians residing on Walpole Island, with a view to the same being accepted by Your Excellency in Council, and stating that this instrument includes the following lands until now not yielded up to the Crown: Middle Sister Island, Lake Erie; Hen and Chickens, or Bird Islands, North Harbour Island, Lake Erie; Eastern Sister Island, Lake Erie; Middle Island, Lake Erie, and as well as any other islands in the above vicinity to or in which they may have any claim or interest.

That the condition of the surrender is that the lands in question may be sold on such terms as may be deemed most conducive to the interests of the Indians, whom the parties to the surrender represent.

That the duty of negotiating with the Walpole Island Indians for a surrender of the islands referred to was delegated to Mr. Robert Mackenzie by letter from the Honourable Mr. Langevin, dated 8th November, 1869, and that Mr. Mackenzie had held previously thereto the position of Superintendent to the Walpole Island Indians.

The Committee advise that the surrender above submitted be accepted and enrolled in the usual manner in the office of the Registrar General.

Certified,

Wm. H. Lee,

Clerk, P.C.

To the Honourable

The Secretary of State,

&c., &c., &c., for the Provinces.