Library and Archives Canada (LAC) holds an extensive, but not a complete, collection of historic Canadian Indian treaties, land surrenders, and related agreements (ITS). The collection contains a variety of documents that span more than 275 years, including a May 1680 seigneurial grant to the Jesuits in New France, and a 1956 adhesion to western Treaty 6 (1876). These historical records, many of which are reserve land surrenders, are of particular interest and cultural importance to Canada's Aboriginal peoples. For more information pertaining to the history of the treaties, surrenders and agreements held at Library and Archives Canada, visit the Indian Treaties, Surrenders and Agreements essay in the Aboriginal Documentary Heritage Web exhibition.
This series of documents is part of the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development fonds, and consists of various treaties, surrenders and agreements.
Users should note that this series is not a comprehensive collection of all historical treaties, surrenders and agreements between the Crown and First Nations. Many such records are held elsewhere, both within and outside the custody of Library and Archives Canada. At this time, all 524 documents contained in this series have been digitized in black and white from microfilm copies, and are searchable in this database.
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