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Canada. Department of Indian Affairs. Hobbema Indian Agency fonds


Physical Description:
95.5 cm of textual records

The responsibility for Indian affairs in Canada has rested with the British Government, various colonial administrations and, since Confederation, with several branches and departments of the federal government. The Department of Indian Affairs and its predecessors have been responsible for such matters as treaties, reserves, provision of education, and supervision of agriculture on reserves. For a detailed administrative history, see Records Relating to Indian Affairs (RG 10) / Peter Gillis et al. - Ottawa : Public Archives of Canada, 1975.
The Hobbema Indian Agency, situated at Pigeon Lake and Hobbema near Wetaskiwin, Alberta in the Treaty 6 region, consisted of Cree reserves including Ermineskin, Samson, Pigeon Lake, Montana and Louis Bull. Hobbema was a sub-agency of the Edmonton Indian Agency until 1885 when it became a separate agency. Indian agents have included M.G. Dickieson (1879), James G. Stewart (1880), W. Anderson (1881-1883, 1885-1887), S.B. Lucas (1883-1885), W.C. de Balinhard (1888-1889), Charles de Cazes (1890-1892), D.L. Clink (1893-1896), W.S. Grant (1897-1905), G.G. Mann (1906-1913), Joseph Butlin (1914-1921), C.W. Kirby (1922-1923), Wallace Graham Askey (1924-1931), Col. R.H. Palmer (1932-1936), A.G.B. Lewis (1938-1945), and W.P.B. Pugh (1946-1947).

Scope and Content:
The fonds consists of official diaries (1903-1907, 1929-1945, 1949); letter register books (1885-1887, 1891-1894, 1902-1912); lists of Metis who withdrew from treaty in Western Canada (1886-1892); Pigeon Lake annuity pay list (1927); invoices, receipts and record books regarding supplies, beef sales and slaughter, grist and saw mill; daily issue books; cashbooks; medical reports; and correspondence regarding industrial schools.

Source of Acquisition:
Gift of Hobbema Indian Agency, 1957-1960.

The material is in English.

Originals and Reproductions:
Also available on microfilm.

No restrictions on access.

Finding Aids:
Inventory available. Please consult before requesting material.

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Other Hobbema Indian Agency records are held by Library and Archives Canada. Microfilm copies of some of these records are available at Glenbow.

Call Numbers:
(M=manuscript; N&P=photos; R=sound recordings; S=slides; F=films)
M-1824, M-1825, M-1826-5, M-2477, M-4433

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