Sessional Papers of the Dominion of Canada Volume 21, No. 8

Sessional Papers of the Dominion of Canada Volume 21, No. 8

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ... obedient servant, A reserve of one hundred acres, situated on the southern shore of Cowichan Lake. Commencing at a point on the lake shore, fifteen chains south of an Indian house near Mr. Sutton's logging camp, west forty chains; thence south twenty chains; thence east to the lake, and thence following the shore in a northerly direction to the place of commencement. SIR, --I have the honor to report for your information that in consequence of the representations made by Mr. McTiernan, the local agent for New Westminster District, to the effect that the Indians at Semiahmoo were disturbed by rumors regarding the possible sale of their lands, and were anxious to have a reserve laid out for them, I deemed it advisable to visit this tribe without delay. I arrived at Semiahmoo on the 14th inst., and, accompanied by Mr. McTicrnan, proceeded to visit the several patches of land cleared by the Indians. Having made a careful examination of the surrounding land, I allotted to them the following described Sections, viz., 25, 26, 27 and 36, Block 1 north, Range 1 west, New Westminster District (see Minute of Decision and sketch enclosed). This village is situated on the coast immediately adjoining the international boundary line, and is within the railway belt; it is evident from the remains of old houses pointed out to me, and from the statement of the chief, and others, that this was once a large and powerful tribe, but that they suffered heavily by the ravages of small-pox, and have not since materially increased in number. They are industrious, and from what I gathered from the Indian Agent and others resident in the neighbor hood bear an excellent character. They support themselves by working in the logging camps, in the canneries on the..show more

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  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 490g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236751280
  • 9781236751287