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ENTRY YEAR MONTH DAY NO. FIRSTNATIONSURRENDERING OTHERSURRENDERER LOCATIONNAME COUNTY INDEXTEXT PAGE VOLUME
1564 1890 5 23 290 SUMAS LAKE BAND TOWNSHIP 19 NEW WESTMINSTER DISTRICT PRAIRIE GRASS LAND (610.8 ACRES) IN SEC. 17 AND 20, TOWNSHIP 19, E.C.M. TO BE LEASED FOR TEN YEARS FOR GRAZING PURPOSES 18

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Date: 1890/05/23

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pg.2

No. 290.

Know all men by these presents, THAT WE, the undersigned Chief and Principal men of The Sumas Lake Band of Indians resident on our Reserve situate in Sections 17 and 20, Township 19, New Westminster District in the Province of British Columbia and Dominion of Canada, for and acting on behalf of the whole people of our said Band in Council assembled, do hereby release, remise, surrender, quit claim and yield up unto Our Sovereign Lady the Queen, her Heirs and Successors, all and singular, that certain parcel or tract of land and premises, situate, lying and being in the Indian Reserve situate in Sections 17 & 20 Twp. 19, New Westminster and Province of British Columbia containing by admeasurement Six hundred and ten 80/100 acres be the same more or less and being composed of that portion of the said Reserve known as the prairie grass land.

To have and to hold the same unto Her said Majesty the Queen, her Heirs and Successors, in trust to lease for ten years the same to such person or persons, and upon such terms as the Government of the Dominion of Canada may deem most conducive to our welfare and that of our people.

And upon the further condition that all moneys received from the leasing thereof, shall, after deducting the usual proportion for expenses of management, be paid to us and our descendants.

And we, the said Chief and Principal men of the said Band of Indians, do on behalf of our people and for ourselves, hereby ratify and confirm, and promise to ratify and confirm, whatever the said Government may do, or cause to be lawfully done, in connection with the leasing of the said parcel of land for grazing purposes.

In witness whereof, we have hereunto set our hands and affixed our seals this 23rd day of May in the year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ninety.

Signed, Sealed and Delivered in the presence of:

P. McTiernan

Indian Agent


Charley Salton [L.S.]

Ned [L.S.]

Henry [L.S.]

Moses [L.S.]

Jimmy [L.S.]


Dominion of Canada.

Province of British Columbia

County of Westminster

To Wit:


Personally appeared before me, Patrick McTiernan of the City of New Westminster

in the Province of British Columbia Indian Agent and Charley Salton Chief of the said Band of Indians.


And the said Patrick McTiernan for himself saith:

That the annexed Release or Surrender was assented to by a majority of the male members of the said Band of Indians of the Sumas Lake Indian Reserve of the full age of twenty-one years then present.

That such assent was given at a meeting or council of the said Band summoned for that purpose and according to their rules.

That he was present at such meeting or council and heard such assent given.

That he was duly authorized to attend such council or meeting by the Superintendent General of Indian Affairs.

That no Indian was present or voted at said council or meeting who was not a member of the Band or interested in the land mentioned in the said Release or Surrender.

And the said Charley Salton says:

That the annexed Release or Surrender was assented to by him and a majority of the male members of the said Band of Indians of the full age of twenty-one years then present.

That such assent was given at a meeting or council of the said Band of Indians summoned for that purpose, according to their rules, and held in the presence of the said P. McTiernan.

That no Indian was present or voted at such council or meeting who was not an habitual resident on the Reserve of the said Band of Indians or interested in the land mentioned in the said Release or Surrender.

That he is a Chief of the said Band of Indians and entitled to vote at the said meeting or council.


Sworn before me by the said Deponents P. McTiernan and Charley Salton at the City of New Westminster in the County of Westminster this 26th day of May A.D., 1890.

P. McTiernan

Charley Salton


W. Norman Bole

Judge of the County Court of New Westminster


Recorded 21st January 1891

Lib: 134, Fol: 181.


L. A. Catellier

Dep: Registrar General of Canada.

  1. Canada. Indian Treaties and Surrenders from No. 281 to No. 483. CIHM/ICMH Digital Series = CIHM/ICMH Collection Numérisée. Ottawa: C.H. Parmelee, 1912.