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Canada. Department of Indian Affairs. Peigan Indian Agency fonds

1883-1923, predominant 1883-1914

Physical Description:
10.5 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 Peigan Indian Agency, situated southwest of Fort Macleod, Alberta at Brocket in the Treaty 7 region, consisted solely of the Peigan reserve. Indian agents have included Norman Thomas Macleod (1880-1881), C.E. Denny (1882-1883), W. Pocklington (1884), A.R. Springett (1888-1892), H.H. Nash (1893-1897), R.N. Wilson (1898-1903), J.H. Gooderham (1904-1907), E.H. Yeomans (1908-1912), J.A. Markle (1913), H.A. Gunn (1914-1918), Thomas Graham (1919-1922), Chester A. Arthur (1923-1929), H.C. Lancaster (1931-1938), T.W.V. Webb (1941-1942), J.T. Faunt (1943-1944), and A. McMillan (1945-1948).

Scope and Content:
The fonds consists of vital statistics register (1883-1895); correspondence, receipts and vouchers (1890-1914); winter count notebook (1904) [attributed to Bull Plume]; and annuity pay list (1923).

Source of Acquisition:
Gift of Peigan Indian Agency, 1959-1979.

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.

View finding aid / scanned documents:

The Stockman's diary for 1901 and the Indian Agent's diaries for 1903 to 1907 are in the George Gooderham fonds at Glenbow (M-4738-(447-449)).
Other Peigan Indian Agency records are held by Library and Archives Canada and the Pincher Creek Historical Society. Microfilm copies of Library and Archives Canada's records are available at Glenbow.

Call Numbers:
(M=manuscript; N&P=photos; R=sound recordings; S=slides; F=films)
M-1826-11, M-1831, M-1832, M-4403, Microfilm-Peigan

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