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ENTRY YEAR MONTH DAY NO. FIRSTNATIONSURRENDERING OTHERSURRENDERER LOCATIONNAME COUNTY INDEXTEXT PAGE VOLUME
264 1850 9 9 61 CHIPPEWA/OJIBBEWA EASTERN AND NORTH SHORES OF LAKE HURON EASTERN AND NORTHERN SHORES OF LAKE HURON, INCLUDING ISLANDS, FROM PENETANGUISHENE TO BATCHEWANAUNG   BAY AND INLAND TO HEIGHT OF LAND, EXCEPT RESERVES MENTIOEND, MUSKOKA, PARRY SOUND, NIPISSING DISTRICT AND ALGOMA DISTRICTS 149 I
677 1850 9 9 61 CHIPPEWA EASTERN AND NORTHERN SHORES, INCLUDING ISLANDS, FROM PENETANGUISHENE TO BATCHEWANAUNG BAY; MUSKOKA; PARRY SOUND; NIPISSING DISTRICT; ALGOMA DISTRICT LAKE HURON BY CHIPPEWA INDIANS. EASTERN AND NORTHERN SHORES, INCLUDING ISLANDS, FROM PENETANGUISHENE TO BATCHEWANAUNG BAY, AND INLAND TO HEIGHT OF LAND, EXCEPT RESERVES MENTIONED, MUSKOKA, PARRY SOUND, NIPISSING DISTRICT AND ALGOMA DISTRICTS. TO HON. WILLIAM BENJAMIN ROBINSON 149 I
1064 1850 9 9 61 CHIPPEWA EASTERN AND NORTHERN SHORES OF LAKE HURON MUSKOKA, PARRY SOUND, NIPISSING AND ALGOMA DISTRICTS HON. WILLIAN BENJAMIN ROBINSON -- BY CHIPPEWA INDIANS. EASTERN AND NORTHERN SHORES OF LAKE HURON, INCLUDING ISLANDS, FROM PENETANGUISHENE TO BATCHEWANAUNG BAY AND INLAND TO HEIGHT OF LAND, EXCEPT RESERVES MENTIONED, MUSKOKA, PARRY SOUND, NIPISSING AND ALGOMA DISTRICTS 149 I

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No. 61.

This Agreement, made and entered into this ninth day of September, in the year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty, at Sault St. Marie, 1 the Province of Canada, between the Honorable William Benjamin Robinson, of the one part, on behalf of Her Majesty the Queem, and Shingiacouse, Nebenaigoching, Keokouse, Mishequonga, Tagawinini, Chabokechick, Dokis, Ponekeosh, Windawtegowinini, Shawenakeshick, Namassin, Naoquagabo, Wabakekek, Kitchipossegun by Papasainse, Wagemake, Pamequonaishumeg, Chiefs, and John Bell, Paqwutchinini, Mashekyash, Idowekesis, Waquacomiek, Ocheek, Metigomin, Watachewana, Minwawapenasse, Shenaoquom, Ouingegun, Panaissy, Papasainse, Ashewasega, Kageshewawetung, Shawonebin, and also Chief Maisquaso (also Chiefs Muckata, Mishoquet and Mekis), and Mishoquetto, and Asa Waswanay and Pawiss, Principal Men of the Ojibiway Indians inhabiting and claiming the eastern and northern shores of Lake Huron Sault Ste. Marie, and thence to Batchewanaung Bay on the northern shore of Lake Superior, together with the islands in the said lakes opposite to the shores thereof, and inland to the height of land which separates the territory covered by the charter of the Honorable Hudson’s Bay Company from Canada, as well as all unconceded lands within the limits of Canada West to which the have any just claim, of the other. part Witnesseth: that for and in consideration of the sum two thousand pounds of good and lawful money of Upper Canada to them in hand paid, and for the further perpetual annuity of six hundred pounds of like money, the same to be paid and deliver to the said Chiefs and Principal Men, on behalf of their respective tribes or bands, do hereby fully, freely and voluntarily surrender, cede, grant and convey unto Her Majesty, Her heirs and successors for ever, all their right, title and interest to and in the whole of territory above described, save and except the reservations set forth in the schedule hereunto annexed, which reservations shall be held and occupied by the said Chiefs and their respective tribes at any time desire to dispose of any part of such reservations, or of any mineral or other valuable productions thereon, the same will be sold or leased at their request by the Superintendent General of Indian Affairs for the time being, or other officer having authority so to do, for their sole benefit and to the best advantage. And the said William Benjamin Robinson, of the first part, on behalf of Her Majesty and the Government of this Province, hereby promises and agrees to make or cause to be made the payments as before mentioned; and further to allow the said Chiefs and their tribes the full and free privilege to hunt over the territory now ceded by them, and to fish in the waters thereof, as they have heretofore been in the habit of doing, saving and excepting such portions of the said territory as may from time to time be sold or leased to individuals or companies of individuals and occupied by them with the consent of the provincial Government. The parties of the second part further promise and agree that they will not sell, lease or otherwise dispose of any portion of their reservations without the consent of the Superintendent General of Indian Affairs, or other officer of the like authority, being first had and obtained; nor will they at any time hinder or prevent persons from exploring or searching for minerals or other valuable productions in any part of the territory hereby ceded to Her Majesty as before mentioned. The parties of the second part also agree that in case the Government of the Province should, before the date of this agreement, have sold, or bargained to sell, any mining locations or other property on the portions of the territory hereby reserved for their use, then and in that case such sale or promise of sale shall be perfected by the Government, if the parties claiming it shall have fulfilled all the conditions upon which such locations were made, and the amount accruing therefrom shall be paid to the tribe to whom the reservation belongs. The said William Benjamin Robinson, on behalf of Her Majesty, Who desires to deal liberally and justly with all Her subjects, further promises and agrees that should ___ territory hereby ceded by the parties of the second part at any future period produce such as amount as will enable the Government of this Province, without incurring loss, to increase the annuity hereby secured to them, then and in that case the same shall be augmented from time to time, provided that the amount paid to each individual shall nor exceed the sum of one pound Provincial currency in any on year, or such further sum as Her Majesty may be graciously pleased to order; and provided further that the number of Indians entitled t the benefit of this treaty shall amount to two-thirs of their present number, which is fourteen hundred and twenty-two, to entitle them to claim the full benefit thereof; and should they not at any future period amount to two-thirds of fourteen hundred and twenty-two, then the said annuity shall be diminished in proportion to their actual numbers.

The said William Benjamin Robinson, of the first part, further agrees on the part of Her Majesty and the Government of this Province that in consequence of the Indians inhabiting French River and Lake Nipissing having become parties to this treaty the further sum of one hundred and sixty pounds Provincial currency shall be paid in addition to the two thousand pounds above the mentioned.

Schedule of. Reservations made by the above named subscribing Chiefs and Principal Men:—

1st. Pamequonaishcung and his band, a tract of land to commence seven miles from the mouth of the River Maganetawang and extending six miles east and west by three miles north.

2nd. Wagemake and his band, a tract of land to commence at a place called Nehickshegeshing, six miles from east to west by three miles in depth.

3rd. Kitcheposkissegun (by Papasainse), from Point Grondine, westward, six miles inland by two miles in front, so as to include the small Lake Nessinassung (a tract for themselves and their bands).

4th. Wabakekik, three miles front, near Shebawananing, by five miles inland, for himself and band.

5th. Namassin and Naoquagabo and their bands, a tract of land commencing near La Cloche, at the Hudson Bay Company’s boundary; thence westerly to the mouth of Spanish River; then four miles up the south bank of said river and across to the place of beginning.

6th. Shawinakeshick and his band, a tract of land now occupied by them and contained between two rivers called White Fish River and Wanabitasebe, seven miles inland.

7th. Windawtegowinini and his band, the peninsula east of Serpent River and formed by it, now occupied by them.

8th. Ponekeosh and his band, the land contained between the River Mississaga and the River Penebewabecong, up to the first rapids.

9th. Dokis and his band, three miles square at Wanabeyakoknun, near Lake Nipissing, and the island near the fall of Okickendawt.

10th. Shabokishick and his band, from their present planting grounds on Lake Nipissing to the Hudson’s Bay Company’s Post, six miles in depth.

11th. Tagawinini and his band, two miles square at Wanabitibing—a place about forty miles inland, near Lake Nipissing.

12th. Keokonse and his band, four miles from Thessalon River eastward by four miles inland.

13th. Mishequanga and his band, two miles on the lake shore, east and west of Ogawaminang, by one mile inland.

14th. For Shinguacouse and his band, a tract of land extending from Maskinongé Bay, inclusive, to Partridge Point, above Garden River, on the front, and inland ten miles throughout the whole distance, and also Squirrel Island.

15th. For Nebenaigoching and his band, a tract of land (extending from Wanabekinegunning west of Gros Cap to the boundary of the lands ceded by the Chiefs of Lake Superior and snland ten miles throughout the whole distance, including Batchewanaung Bay), and also the small island at Sault Ste. Marie used by them as a fishing station.

Signed, sealed and delivered at Sault Ste. Marie, the day and year first above written, in presence of

Astley P. Cooper, Capt. R. Bde GEORGE IRONSIDE

S. I. Affairs,

T. M. Balfour,

2nd Lt. Rifle Bde.,

Allan Macdonell,

Geo. Johnston,

Interpreter,

Louis Cavor,

J. B. Assikinock,

T. W. Keating,

Jos. Wilson,

Penetanguishene, 16th Sept. 1850.

Witness to the signatures of

Muckata Mishaquet,

Mekis, Mishoquette

Asa Waswanay And Pawis,

T. G. Anderson, S. I. A.

W. B. Hamilton,

W. SIMPSON,

Alfred A. Thompson.

Shinguakouce, [L.S.]

Nebenaigoching, [L.S.]

Keokonse, [L.S.]

Mishequonga, [L.S.]

Tagawinini, [L.S.]

Shabokeshuk, [L.S.]

Dokis, [L.S.]

Ponekeosh, [L.S.]

Windawtegowinini, [L.S.]

Shawenakeshick, [L.S.]

Namassin, [L.S.]

Muckata Mishaquet, [L.S.]

Mekis, [L.S.]

Matsquaso, [L.S.]

Naoquagabo, [L.S.]

Wabokekik, [L.S.]

Kitchipossegun,

by Papasainse, [L.S.]

Wagemake, [L.S.]

Pamequonaishcung, [L.S.]

John Bell, [L.S.]

Paqwatchinini, [L.S.]

Mashekyash, [L.S.]

Idowe-kesis, [L.S.]

Waquacomiek, [L.S.]

Mishoquetto, [L.S.]

Asa Waswanay, [L.S.]

Pawiss, [L.S.]

W. B. Rosinson, [L.S.]

Ocheek, [L.S.]

Metigomin, [L.S.]

Watachewana, [L.S.]

Mimewawapenasse, [L.S.]

Shenaoqum, [L.S.]

Oningegun, [L.S.]

Panaissy, [L.S.]

Papasinse, [L.S.]

Ashewasega, [L.S.]

Shawonebin, [L.S.]

Kagishewawetung,

by Baboneung, [L.S.]

Reservations continued:—

For Chief Mekis and his band, residing at Wasaguising (Sandy Island), a tract of land at a place on the main shore opposite the island, being the place now occupied by them for residence and cultivation, four miles square.

For Chief Muckata Mishaquet and his band, a tract of land on the east side of the River Naishecouteong, near Pointe aux Barils, three miles square, and also a small tract in Washanwenega Bay, now occupied by a part of the band, three miles square.

Recorded in the office, of the Provincial Registrar, this 22nd day of November, in Lib. “ C. M. Miscellaneous,” Folio 1, &c.

R. A. Tucker,

Registrar.

  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.