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ENTRY YEAR MONTH DAY NO. FIRSTNATIONSURRENDERING OTHERSURRENDERER LOCATIONNAME COUNTY INDEXTEXT PAGE VOLUME
1481 1891 1 11 303 CHIPPEWA RAMA TOWNSHIP ONTARIO COUNTY BY CHIPPEWA BAND. BIRD ISLAND. LAKE COUCHICHING 40
1594 1891 1 11 303 CHIPPEWAS OF RAMA TOWNSHIP BIRD ISLAND LAKE COUCHICHING BIRD ISLAND, LAKE COUCHICHING 40
1697 1891 1 11 303 CHIPPEWAS OF RAMA RAMA TOWNSHIP ONTARIO COUNTY BY CHIPPEWAS OF RAMA 40
1771 1891 1 11 303 CHIPPEWAS OF RAMA RAMA TOWNSHIP ONTARIO COUNTY BY CHIPPEWAS OF RAMA 40

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Date: 1891/01/11

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No. 303.

Know all Men By There Presents, That We, the undersigned Chief and Principal men of The Chippewas of Lakes Huron and Simcoe resident on our Reserve in the Township of Rama, in the County of Ontario, in the Province of Ontario 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 Lake Couchiching, in the County of Ontario and Province of Ontario, containing by admeasurement three and one half acres be the same more or less and being composed of Bird Island in Lake Couchiching aforesaid.

TO HAVE AND TO HOLD the same unto Her said Majesty the Queen, her Heirs and Successors forever, in trust to sell 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 thereof, shall, after deducting the usual proportion for expenses of management, be placed to our credit and the interest thereon paid to us and our descendants annually or semi-annually.

AND WE, the said Chief and Principal men of the said Chippewas of Lakes Huron and Simcoe 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 disposal of the said Island.

In Witness Whereof, we have hereunto set our hands and affixed our seals this Eleventh day of January in the year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ninety one

Signed, Sealed and Delivered, in the presence of:

Duncan J. McPhee

Indian Agent


J. B. Nanigishkung [L.S.]

Gilbert Williams [L.S.]

Sampson Ingersoll [L.S.]

James B. Nanigishkung [L.S.]

John Kenice [L.S.]

Sam B. Nanigishkung [L.S.]

John Williams [L.S.]

Michael St. Germain [L.S.]

Benjamin Simcoe [L.S.]

John Wesley [L.S.]

Paul Yellowhead [L.S.]

B. Stinson [L.S.]

Joseph Enice [L.S.]


DOMINION OF CANADA,

Province of Ontario

County of Ontario

To Wit:

Personally appeared before me, Duncan J. McPhee of the Township of Mara, in the Province of Ontario, and Joseph B. Nanigishkung Chief of the said Band of Indians.


AND the said Duncan J. McPhee 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 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 Joseph B. Nanigishkung 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 Duncan J. McPhee.

That no Indian was present or voted at such council or meeting who was not a 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 at the Town of Whitby in the Province of Ontario this 26th day of January A.D., 1892

J. B. Nanigishkung

D. J. McPhee


Z. Burnham

Judge C. C.


Recorded 1st March, 1892.

Liber 135., Folio 426

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.