Canada. Department of Indian Affairs. Sarcee Indian Agency fonds
1877-1944, predominant 1882-1917
1.5 m 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 Sarcee (Tsuu T'ina) Indian Agency, situated southwest of Calgary and at Morley, Alberta in the Treaty 7 region, consisted of the Sarcee and Stoney reserves. Indian agents included Norman Thomas Macleod (1880-1881), C.E. Denny (1882-1883), S.B. Lucas (1884), W.C. de Balinhard (1886-1887), F.C. Cornish (1887-1890), S.B. Lucas (1891-1896), A.J. McNeill (1897-1906, 1908-1911), J. Hollies (1907) and T.J. Fleetham (1912-1918). After 1918, the agency had two agent positions: in Calgary (Sarcee), agents were William Gordon (1919-1922), T.F. Murray, M.D. (1923-1947) and M. McLeod (1948); in Morley (Stoney), agents were E.H. Yeomans (1918-1923), Robert Pringle (1924-1928), R. Hinton (1930-1933), Dr. W.B. Murray (1934-1940) and J.N.R. Iredale (1941-1947).
Scope and Content:
The fonds consists of general correspondence and some relating to mission schools, grazing of stock, and rations; letter registers; official diaries (1913-1916); reports relating to farming, schools and medicine; ration books; vouchers, receipts and ledgers; annuity pay list (1877); passes to leave the reserve; census and death registers; and a visitors' book of people who visited the agency (1903-1929).
Source of Acquisition:
Gift of Sarcee Indian Agency and Tsuu T'Ina Nation, 1956-1998, and Hugh Dempsey, 2010.
The material is in English.
No restrictions on access.
Inventory available. Please consult before requesting material.
View finding aid / scanned documents:
Other Sarcee Indian Agency records are held by the National Archives. Microfilm copies are available at Glenbow.
(M=manuscript; N&P=photos; R=sound recordings; S=slides; F=films)
M-379, M-1837, M-1838, M-1839, M-1845, M-1846, M-1847, M-2232, M-2476, M-2791, M-4410, M-7449, M-8635, M-9450