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ENTRY YEAR MONTH DAY NO. FIRSTNATIONSURRENDERING OTHERSURRENDERER LOCATIONNAME COUNTY INDEXTEXT PAGE VOLUME
16 1854 10 13 72 CHIPPEWA ALBERMARLE TOWNSHIP, SAUGEEN PENINSULA BRUCE BY CHIPPEWA INDIANS. PART OF TOWNSHIP 195 I
48 1854 10 13 72 CHIPPEWA AMABEL TOWNSHIP, SAUGEEN PENINSULA BRUCE BY CHIPPEWA INDIANS. PART OF TOWNSHIP 195 I
271 1854 10 13 72 CHIPPEWA/OJIBBEWA ST EDMUNDS; LINDSAY; EASTNOR; ALBEMARLE; AMABEL; KEPPEL TOWNSHIPS BRUCE, GREY ST EDMUNDS, LINDSAY AND EASTNOR TOWNSHIPS AND PARTS OF ALBEMARLE AND AMABEL, BRUCE COUNTY; PART OF KEPPEL TOWNSHIP, GREY COUNTY 195 I
487 1854 10 13 72 CHIPPEWA EASTNOR TOWNSHIP, SAUGEEN PENINSULA BRUCE BY CHIPPEWA INDIANS. THE TOWNSHIP 195 I
664 1854 10 13 72 CHIPPEWA KEPPEL TOWNSHIP GREY BY CHIPPEWA INDIANS. PART OF TOWNSHIP 195 I
701 1854 10 13 72 CHIPPEWA LINDSAY TOWNSHIP BRUCE BY CHIPPEWA INDIANS. THE TOWNSHIP 195 I
1079 1854 10 13 72 CHIPPEWA ST. EDMUNDS TOWNSHIP BRUCE COUNTY BY CHIPPEWA INDIANS. THE TOWNSHIP 195 I

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No. 72. SURRENDER OF THE SAUGEEN PENINSULA. We, the Chiefs, Sachems and Principal Men of the Indian Tribes resident at Saugeen, Owen Sound, confiding in the wisdom and protecting care of our Great Mother across the Big Lake, and believing that our Good Father, His Excellency the Earl of Elgin and Kincardine, Governor-General of Canada, is anxiously desirous to promote those interests which will most largely conduce to the welfare of His red children, have now, being in full Council assembled, in presence of the Superintendent General of Indian Affairs, and of the young men of both tribes, agreed that it will be highly desirable for us to make a full and complete surrender unto the Crown of that Peninsula known as the Saugeen and Owen Sound Indian Reserve, subject to certain restrictions and reservations to be hereinafter set forth. We have therefore set our marks to this document, after having heard the same read to us, and do hereby surrender the whole of the above named tract of country, bounded on the south by a straight line drawn from the Indian village of Saugeen to the Indian village of Nawash, in continuation of the northern limits of the narrow strip recently surrendered by us to the Crown; and bounded on the northeast and west Georgian Bay and Lake Huron, with the following reservations, to wit: 1st. For the benefit of the Saugeen Indians we reserve all that block of land bounded on the west by a straight line running due north from the River Saugeen, at the spot where it is entered by a ravine, immediately to the west of the village, and over which a bridge has recently been constructed, to the shore of Lake Huron; on the south by the aforesaid northern limit of the lately surrendered strip; on the east by a line drawn from a spot upon the coast at a distance of about (9½) nine miles and a half from the western boundary aforesaid, and running parallel thereto until it touches the aforementioned northern limits of the recently surrendered strip; and we wish it to be clearly understood that we wish the Peninsula at the mouth of the Saugeen River to the west of the western boundary aforesaid to be laid out in town park lots and sold for our benefit without delay; and we also wish it to be understood that our surrender includes that parcel of land which is in continuation of the strip recently surrendered to the Saugeen River. We do also reserve to ourselves that tract of land called Chief’s Point, bounded on the east by a line drawn from a spot half a mile up the Sable River, and continued in a northerly direction to the bay, and upon all other sides by the lake. 2nd. We reserve for the benefit of the Owen Sound Indians all that tract bounded on the south by the northern limits of the continuation of the strip recently surrendered; on the northwest by a line drawn from the northeastern angle of the aforesaid strip (as it was surrendered in 1851, in a northeasterly direction); on the southeast by the sound extending to the southern limit of the Caughnawaga Settlement; on the north by a line two miles in length and forming the said southern limit. And we also reserve to ourselves all that tract of land called Cape Crocker, bounded on three sides by Georgian Bay, on the southwest side by a line drawn from the bottom of Nochemowenaing Bay to the mouth of Sucker River, and we include in the aforesaid surrender the parcel of land contained in the continuation to Owen’s Sound of the recently surrendered strip aforesaid. 3rd. We do reserve for the benefit of the Colpoy’s Bay Indians, in the presence and with the concurrence of John Beattie, who represents the tribe at this Council, a block of land containing 6,000 acres, and including their village, and bounded on the north by Colpoy’s Bay. All which reserves we hereby retain to ourselves and our children in perpetuity, and it is agreed that the interest of the principal sum arising out of the sale of our lands be regularly paid to them so long as there are Indians left to represent our tribe without diminution at half yearly periods. And we hereby request the sanction of our Great Father the Governor-General to this surrender, which we consider highly conducive to our general interests. Done in Council, at Saugeen, this thirteenth day of October, 1854. It is understood that no islands are included in this surrender. Signed and sealed L. Oliphant, : Supt. Genl. Indian Affairs. Peter Jacobs, Missionary. Witnesses : Jas. Ross, M.P.P. C. Rankin, P.L.S. A. McNabb, Crown Land Agent.

John Kaduhgekwun, [L.S.] Alex. Madwayosh, [L.S.] John Manedswab, [L.S.] Jno. Thos. Wahbuhdick, [L.S.] Peter Jones, [L.S.] David Sawyer, [L.S.] John H. Beaty, [L.S.] Thomas Pabahmosh, [L.S.] John Madwashemind, [L.S.] John Johnston, [L.S.] John Aunjegahbowh, [L.S.] James Newash, [L.S.] Thomas Wahbuhdick, [L.S.] Charles Keeshick, [L.S.]

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Copy of a Report of a Committee of the Honourable the Executive Council, approved by His Excellency the Governor General on the 27th September, 1855. On a memorandum dated 12th instant, from the Superintendent General of Indian Affairs, submitting certain proposed changes, as shown in two certain plans, in the shape of the Indian reserves in the tract commonly called the Saugeen Peninsula, lately surrendered to the Crown, both changes having been assented to by the Indians in Council, and recommending: 1st. That the reserve known as the Saugeen Reserve, now bounded on the west by a straight line running due north from the River Saugeen at the spot where it is entered by a ravine immediately to the west of the village, be bounded instead by the Indian path called the Copway Road, which takes a north-westerly direction, as shown by the red line in the plan. This change will give the Saugeen Indians a small increase of frontage on Lake Huron, and will not interfere with the town plot now laid out on the tongue of land contained between that lake and the River Saugeen. 2nd. That the south-western boundary of the Cape Crocker Reserve, now formed by a line drawn from the bottom of Nochemowenaing Bay to the mouth of Sucker River, start instead from the south shore of Hope Bay, at a small point about a mile from its head, and strike Lake Huron two miles south of Sucker River, as shown by the plan. This change would cut off from the Indians one mile of frontage on Hope Bay, giving them in compensation two miles extra frontage on the Georgian Bay. The head of Hope Bay has been recommended by Mr. Dennis, the surveyor of the tract, as the site for a town, and the present position of the south-western boundary of the reserve would render it impossible to carry out his suggestion. The Committee recommend that the proposed changes be effected.

Certified. WM.H. LEE C.E.C.

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Copy of a Report of a Committee of the Honorable the Executive Council, dated 31st January, 1855, approved by His Excellency the Governor General m Council on the 3rd February, 1855.

On a communication dated 31st January, ult., from the Superintendent General of Indian affairs, transmitting a surrender from the Chippewa Indians of Saugeen and Owen Sound to Her Majesty, in trust of a tract of land situated in the County of Grey, and forming part of the Peninsula on the north-east shore of Lake Huron, commonly called the “Saugeen Reserve,” and requesting that the trust may be accepted by Your Excellency in Council and entered upon the records in the offices of the Commissioner of Crown Lands and Provincial Registrar.The Committee recommend that the trust be accepted, and that an entry be made thereof in the offices of the Commissioner of Crown Lands and Provincial Registrar. Certified.

WM. H. LEE, C.E.C.

To the Honourable The Provincial Registrar, &c., &c., &c. ____ Provincial Registrars Office, Quebec, 15th February, 1855.

I hereby certify that the foregoing surrender and minute of the Executive Council thereon have been entered upon the records of this office in Lib. C.S., Folio 129. Tho. Amiot, Depy. Regr.

  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.