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ENTRY YEAR MONTH DAY NO. FIRSTNATIONSURRENDERING OTHERSURRENDERER LOCATIONNAME COUNTY INDEXTEXT PAGE VOLUME
239 1798 5 22 5 CHIPPEWA/OJIBBEWA TAY AND TINY TOWNSHIPS; PENETANGUISHENE HARBOUR AND ISLANDS SIMCOE PARTS OF TAY AND TINY TOWNSHIPS, SIMCOE COUNTY, INCLUDING PENETANGUISHENE HARBOUR AND ISLANDS 15 I
1225 1798 5 22 5 CHIPPEWA TAY TOWNSHIP SIMCOE   BY CHIPPEWA INDIANS. PART OF TOWNSHIP 15 I
1237 1798 5 22 5 CHIPPEWA TINY TOWNSHIP SIMCOE   BY CHIPPEWA INDIANS. PART OF TOWNSHIP, INCLUDING PENETANDUISHENE HARBOUR AND ISLANDS 15 I

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No. 5.

UPPER CANADA.

To all to whom these presents may come,—Greeting :

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Whereas the Chiefs, Warriors and people of the Chippeway tribe or Nation of Indians, being desirous, for certain considerations hereinafter shown, of selling and disposing of a certain tract of land lying near the Lake Huron or butting and bounding thereon, called the Harbour of Penetangushene, to His Britannic Majesty King George the Third Our Great Father: Now know ye that We the Chiefs, Warriors and People of the Chippeway tribe or Nation for and in consideration of one hundred and one pounds, Quebec Currency to us paid or in value given, the receipt whereof we hereby acknowledge to have given, granted, sold, disposed of and confirmed, and by these presents do give, grant, sell, dispose of and confirm for ever unto His Britannic Majesty King George the Third, all that tract or space containing land and water, or parcel of ground covered with water, be the same land or water or both lying and being near or upon the Lake Huron, called Penetangushene, and butted and bounded as follows:—Beginning at the head or South-Westermost angle of a bay situated above certain French ruins, now lying on the east side of a small strait leading from the said Bay into a larger Bay called Gloucester or Sturgeon Bay; the head or South-Westernmost angle of the said bay being called by the Indians Opetiguoyawsing ; thence North 70° West to a bay of Lake Huron, called by the Indians Nottoway Sague Bay; thence following the shores of Lake Huron, according to the different courses and windings of the said Nottoway Sague Bay—Penetangushene Harbour and Gloucester or Sturgeon Bay, sometimes called also Matchedash—to the place of beginning: containing all the land to the Northward of the said line running North 70° West and lying between it and the waters of Lake Huron, together with the Islands in the said Harbour of Penetangushene.

To have and to hold the said parcel or tract of land, together with all the Woods and Waters thereon lying and being unto His said Majesty King George the Third, His heirs and successors forever, free and clear of all claims, rights, privileges and emoluments, which we, the said Chiefs, Warriors, &c., &c., and people of the said Chippeway tribe or nation might have before the execution of these presents : And free and clear of any pretended which our children, descendants or posterity may hereafter make to the same: Hereby renouncing and forever absolving ourselves and our children, descendants and posterity of all title to the soil, woods and waters of the above described parcel or tract of land in favour of His said Britannic Majesty, His heirs and successors forever.

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In Witness Whereof, we have for ourselves and the rest of our tribe or nation hereunto set our marks, signatures and seals this Twenty-second day of May and in the thirty-eighth year of the reign of our Great Father King George the Third: at York, in the Province aforesaid, having first heard this instrument openly read and rehearsed in our own language and fully approved by ourselves and our Nation.

In the presence :

Will. Willcocks, Commissioner on behalf of the Province.

Alex. Burns, Commisisoner on behalf of the Province.

Sam. Smith, Major.

J. S. Rangers.

Arthr. Holden Brooking, Lt. 2nd Regt.

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John McGill, Adjt. 2nd Regt.

J. Givins, Agent of Indians.

W. Johnson Chew, Indian Department.

Geo. Cown, I.D.


W. Claus,

Superintendent Indian Affairs, on behalf of the Crown [L.S.]

Chabondashea, [L.S.] (totem).

Aasance, [L.S.] (totem).

Wabenenguan, [L.S.] (totem).

Ningawson, [L.S.] (totem).

Omassanahsqutawah, [L.S.] (totem)

To this Instrument is also annexed a plan of the lands and Harbour purchased, and a Schedule of the goods given in purchase of the same.

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Will. Willcocks, Commissioner on behalf of the Province.

Alex. Burns, Commissioner on behalf of the Province.

Sam. Smith, Major.

J. S. Rangers.

Arthr. Holden Brooking, Lieut. 2nd Rt.

John McGill, Adj. 2nd Rt.

J. Givins, Agent of Indians.

W. Johnson Chew, Indian Department.

Geo. Cown, I.D.

D. V. Smith, Acting Superintendent General.

W. Claus,

Supt. Indian Affairs, on behalf of the Crown [L.S.]

Chabondasheam, (totem.)

Aasance, [L.S.] (totem).

Wabeninguan, [L.S.] (totem).

Ningawson, [L.S.] (totem).

Omassanahsqutawah, [L.S.] (totem)


This is schedule of the articles given to the Chippeway Nation of Indians by way of purchase or as an equivalent for their conveyance in fee of the harbour of Penetangushene and the adjacent lands made at the time of the delivery of the same being the twenty-second day of May, 1798.

We do hereby certify that the following goods were delivered in our presence to the Chippeway Nation, subscribers to the within deed, being the consideration therein mentioned as sent from the General Store by order of the Commander-in-Chief.

£ s. d.
20 pair of blankets of 2 ½ pts., at 16s. 6d. 6 10 0
25 pair of blankets of 2  “ 12s. 15 0 0
17 pair of blankets of 1 ½ “ 9s. 9d. 8 5 9
4 Pieces of blue Strouds, 84 yds. 17s. per piece 23 8 0
44 pounds brass kettles, At 2s. 4 ½ d. 5 4 6
4 pieces of calico, 18 ½ yds. each, is 74 yds., at 55s. 6d. p.p. 11 2 0
3 pieces of Irish linen, 25 yds. ea., is 75 yds., 75s. pr. p. 11 5 0
3 pieces of Calamancoe, 30yds. ea., is 90 yds. at 54s. 9d. p. p. 8 4 3
9 doz. butcher’s knives At 4s. 6d. 2 0 6
101 0 0


amounting in the whole to one hundred and one pounds Quebec currency.


Will. Willcocks, Commissioner on behalf of the Province.

Alex. Burns, Commr. on behalf of the Province.

Sam. Smith, Major.

J. S. Rangers.

Arthr. Holden Brooking, Lieut. 2nd Regt.

John McGill, Adj. 2nd Regt.


We the undersigned Chiefs of the Chippeway Nation, do in behalf of ourselves and of our Nation, relinquish and cede to the King of Great Britain the lands described in the plan subjoined, bounded by a line to be drawn from the head of Opetiquayawsing to Nottoway Sague Bay, including the harbour of Penetangushene, running west twenty degrees north or thereabouts and coloured red. Provided that goods to the amount of one hundred pounds Quebec currency shall be given to us at the time of the officers of the King of Great Britain or any of His subjects taking possession thereof or bonâ fide as near as may be practicable to such an event, when we promise for ourselves and for our Nation to ratify the cession aforesaid, by a due and regular deed of conveyance.

Done at York, in the Province of Upper Canada, this nineteenth day of May, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-five.


Witnesses:



J. Givins, Lieut. 2nd Regt.

Geo. Cown.


Witnesses on the part of the Province of Upper Canada :

Alex. Aiken, D. Sy’r. U.C.

W. Johnson Chew.

W. Kuper, . D.


Chabondasheam, (totem).

Kuwaycamekshcam (totem).

Ningasam, (totem.)

Wabuninguan, (totem.)


  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.