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ENTRY YEAR MONTH DAY NO. FIRSTNATIONSURRENDERING OTHERSURRENDERER LOCATIONNAME COUNTY INDEXTEXT PAGE VOLUME
229 1847 6 1 57 IROQUOIS CHARLOTTENBURG, CORNWALL TOWNSHIP GLENGARRY BY IROQUOIS INDIANS. STRIP OF LAND BETWEEN CHARLOTTENBURG AND CORNWALL TOWNSHIPS (NOW INCLUDED IN THE FORMER) 136 I
636 1847 6 1 57 IROQUOIS GLENGARRY STRIP OF LAND IN GLENGARRY COUNTY, BOUNDED ON THE EAST BY KENYON AND CHARLOTTENBURG TOWNSHIPS AND ON THE WEST BY ROXBOROUGH AND CORNWALL TOWNSHIPS (NOW INCLUDED IN KENYON AND CHARLOTTENBURG TOWNSHIPS) 136 I
662 1847 6 1 57 IROQUOIS KENYON TOWNSHIP GLENGARRY BY IROQUOIS INDIANS. STRIP OF LAND BETWEEN KENYON AND ROXBOROUGH TOWNSHIPS (NOW INCLUDED IN FORMER) 136 I

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No. 57.

This Indenture, made the first day of June, in the year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty-seven, between Swasen Teosharakwente, Swasen Satehawennoten, Sak Taratie, Rowi Tawenrate, Antre Karenhoton, Tier Ositakete, Atonwa Sakokete, Rowi Tarakonnente, Roren Taronkowa, Rasar Rotsinhen, Tier Kaientoa, Watias Karenhisen, Atonwa Soratese, Sak Tanonsoukotha, Tier Sakoianenhawi, Regis Katsiraberon, Tier Ahiataratie, Roren Tionatagwente, Wishe Otsitsiakite, Sawatis Kanatsiohare, Watias Aroniatis, Saksarie Terihokte, Sak Gahionwakenra, Sras Tsiniiakoa, Tier Tarakorens, Ari Hakiato-arongwen, Joseph Katienontie and Rasar Sotiokwese, Sachems or Chiefs, or Principal Men of the Iroquois Indians residing at St. Regis, in the District of Montreal, and who are possessed of the tract of land hereinafter described, situated in the County of Glengarry, in that part of this Province heretofore constituting the Province of Upper Canada, commonly called the Indian Reserve of the one part, and Our Sovereign Lady Victoria, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Queen, Defender of the Faith, of the other part.

Whereas His late Majesty King George the Third of Glorious Memory, in consideration of the early attachment to his cause manifested by the Chief Warriors and people of the Iroquois Indians and of the loss of their settlement which they thereby sustained, and being desirous of showing His royal approbation of the same, and of recompensing the losses which they had sustained, was graciously pleased to authorize and permit the said Iroquois Indians to take possession of and settle upon the said hereinafter described tract of land; and whereas the said tract of land, or the greater part thereof, hath for some years past, with the permission of Her Majesty, been let and leased out in different lots and parcels to divers persons for the benefit of the said Iroquois Indians and the whole or very nearly the whole of the said tract of land is now leased out; and whereas it has been resolved by the Iroquois Indians now inhabiting and residing upon the said tract of land, at a meeting in Council of their Chiefs and Principal men, convened and held at the village of St. Regis, Canada East, on the first day of June, one thousand eight hundred and forty-seven, that it would be greatly for the benefit of the said Iroquois Indians and their posterity if the whole of the said tract of land were surrendered to Her Majesty for the purpose of being sold, and the monies arising therefrom applied to and for the use and benefit of the said Iroquois Indians and their posterity; and by articles of provisional agreement made and entered into at the said meeting in Council on the said first day of June, one thousand eight hundred and forty-seven, between Duncan Campbell Napier, Visitor Superintending Indian Affairs, on the part and behalf of Her present Majesty Queen Victoria, of the one part, and the Chiefs and Principal Men of the said Iroquois Indians residing at St. Regis, of the other part, they the said Chiefs and Principal Men did agree, as well on their own behalf as on behalf of the said Iroquois Indians, as aforesaid, to surrender to Her Majesty, Her heirs and successors, the said tract of land for the purpose of the same being so sold by Her Majesty in trust for the said Iroquois Indians and their posterity, as aforesaid. Now this Indenture Witnesseth that the said Swasen Teosharakwente, Swasen Sotehawennoten, Sak Taratie, Rowi Tawenrate, Antre Karenhoton, Tier Ositakete, Atonwa Sakokete, Rowi Tarakonnente, Roren Taronkowa, Rasar Rotsinhen, Tier Kaientoa, Watias Karenhisen, Atonwa Soratese, Sak Tanonsoakotha, Tier Sakolianenhawi, Regis Katsirakeron, Tier Ahiataratie, Roren Tionatagwente, Wishe Otsisiakite, Sawatis Kanatsiohare, Watias Aroniatis, Saksarie Terihkote, Sak Gahionwakenra, Sras Tsiniiakon, Tier Tarakorens, Ari Hakioto-arongwen, Josep Katienontie and Rasar Sotiokwese, Chiefs or Principal men of the Iroquois Indians, in pursuance of the said resolution and agreement in Council as aforesaid have and each of them hath, as well on their own behalf as on behalf of the said Iroquois Indians, residing on the said tract of land, surrendered and yielded up, and by these presents, do and each of them doth surrender and yield up unto Our Sovereign Lady the Queen’s Most Excellent Majesty, Her heirs and successors, the said tract of land—that is to say, all and singular the said tract of land in the County of Glengarry aforesaid, so possessed by the said Iroquois Indians, and which is butted and bounded or otherwise known as follows: Bounded in front by the River St. Lawrence, in rear by Plantagenet Rear, on one side to the east by the Townships of Charlottenburg and Kenyon, and on the other side to the west by the Townships of Roxborough and Cornwall, whatever may be the contents thereof, the contents thereof not being now exactly known, together with all woods, underwoods, ways, watercourses, improvements, profits, commodities, hereditaments and appurtenances thereon lying and being or thereto belonging or in any wise appertaining, and all reversion and reversions, remainder and remainders, rents, issues and profits thereof, with their and every of their appurtenances, and all the estate, right, title, interest, property, claim and demand whatsoever, both at law and in equity, of them the said Chiefs and Principal Men, and of the said people of the said Iroquois Indians, and their posterity for ever, in, to or out of the said tract of land hereby surrendered, with the appurtenances, to the end, intent and purpose that the said tract of land so surrendered, as well that portion of it which is now under lease as that portion of it which is not now under lease, shall and may, with all convenient speed, be sold by Her Majesty, Her heirs and successors, and the proceeds thereof applied to and for the use and benefit of the Iroquois Indians and their posterity. In Witness Whereof the said parties to these presents have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year herein first before written.

Signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of:

Francois Marcoux, Prêtre, Sutherland Colquhoun, Edward V. De Lorimier, Interpreter Indian Dept.

D. C. Napier, [L.S.] Swasen Teosharakwente, [L.S.] Swasen Satehawennoten, [L.S.] Sak Taratie, [L.S.] Rowi Tawenrate, [L.S.] Antre Karenhoton, [L.S.] Tier Ositakete, [L.S.] Atonwa Sakokete, [L.S.] Rowi Tarakonnente, [L.S.] Roren Taronkowa, [L.S.] Rasar Rotsinhen, [L.S.] Tier Kaientoa, [L.S.] Watias Karenhisen, [L.S.] Atonwa Soratese, [L.S.] Sak Tanonsoakotha, [L.S.] Tier Sakoianenhawi, [L.S.] Regis Katsirakeron, [L.S.] Tier Ahiataratie, [L.S.] Roren Tionatagwente, [L.S.] Wishe Otsisiakite, [L.S.] Sawatis Kanatsiohare, [L.S.] Watias Aroniatis, [L.S.] Saksarie Terihkote, [L.S.] Sak Gahionwakenra, [L.S.] Sras Tsinuakon, [L.S.] Tier Tarakorens, [L.S.] Ari Hakioto-Arongwen, [L.S.] Josep Katienontie, [L.S.] Rasar Sotiokwese, [L.S.]

  1. Canada Department of Indian Affairs. Indian Treaties and Surrenders, from 1680-1890. Ottawa: S.E. Dawson printer to the King’s most excellent majesty, 1905.