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ENTRY YEAR MONTH DAY NO. FIRSTNATIONSURRENDERING OTHERSURRENDERER LOCATIONNAME COUNTY INDEXTEXT PAGE VOLUME
1535 1891 4 13 294 SAMSON'S BAND ALBERTA (SAMSON'S BAND, NO. 137, TREATY NO. 6, ALTA.) RIGHT OF WAY THROUGH RESERVE FOR CALGARY AND EDMONTON RAILWAY 26
1710 1891 4 13 294 SAMSON'S BAND (CALGARY AND EDMONTON RAILWAY COMPANY) BY SAMSON'S BAND. RIGHT OF WAY THROUGH RESERVE 26

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Date: 1891/04/13

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No. 294.


Know All Men By These Presents, THAT WE, the undersigned Chief and Principal men of Samson’s Band of Indians No. 137 resident on our Reserve situated in the District of Alberta North West Territories 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 forever, ALL AND SINGULAR, that certain parcel or tract of land and premises, situate, lying and being in the said Reserve in the district of Alberta and Dominion aforesaid containing by admeasurement Forty three acres be the same more or less and being composed of strip of land one Hundred feet wide running through the Reserve from the southern boundary in a north easterly direction until it strikes the western boundary of said Reserve as staked out for a right of way for the Calgary and Edmonton Railway, and which may be more definitely described as follows—Commencing at a point nine thousand two hundred and fifty feet more or less from the point where the western limit of Bobtail’s Reserve intersects the southern limit of Samson’s Reserve said starting point being on the centre line of the right of way intersecting the southern boundary of said Samson’s Reserve and a continuation of the right of way running through Bobtail’s Reserve thence north thirty two degrees fifty two minutes east eighteen thousand nine hundred and twenty feet more or less until it intersects the northern limit of said Reserve.

TO HAVE AND TO HOLD the same unto Her said Majesty the Queen, her Heirs and Successors forever, in trust to assign 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 sale or assignment thereof, shall, after deducting the usual proportion for expenses of management, be placed to such use as Her said Majesty may deem proper.

AND WE, the said Chief and Principal men of the said Band known as Samson’s Band 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 said land hereby surrendered.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, we have hereunto set our hands and affixed our seals this thirteenth day of April, in the year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ninety-one.

Signed, Sealed and Delivered in the presence of:

A. W. Ponton

D. L. Clink


Samson, Chief  [L.S.]

Kkah-kee-to-hat  [L.S.]

H.M.

Moose-toose-oh-may [L.S.]

H.M.

Nah-pay-sis [L.S.]

H.M.


Dominion of Canada.

District of Alberta

To Wit:


Personally appeared before me Hayter Reed of the Town of Regina in the Provisional District of Western Assiniboine and Samson, Chief of the said Band of Indians.


And the said Hayter Reed for himself saith:

That the annexed Release or Surrender was assented by a majority of the male members of the said Band of Indians of the Samson Reserve Bear’s Hills 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 Samson 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 Hayter Reed.

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 Deponents Hayter Reed and Chief Samson at the Town of Calgary in the Provisional District of Alberta this 15th day of April, A.D., 1891.

Hayter Reed

Samson


James MacLeod

J. S. Ct.


Recorded 8th July 1891.

Liber 135, Folio 310.

L. A. Cattellier

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.