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The Treaties of Canada with The Indians of Manitoba and the North-West Territories, including the Negotiations on Which They were Based, and Other Information Relating Thereto.
Author: Morris, The Hon. Alexander.
Reference #: 1770
Status: For Sale
List Price: $40.00
Toronto; Coles Publishing Company, 1971. Facsimile Edition. Octavo;. Hard Cover. Very Good +. This reprint is of the Belfords, Clarke & Co. printing of 1880 (cf Peel 3rd 940). 375 pp.
Its value is significant not only for collecting a number of treaties in one volume, but also for the author's accompanying text and other documents relating to their negotiation. Morris was Lieutenant-Governor of Manitoba, the NorthWest Territories and Kee-Wa-Tin, and had thus a first-hand knowledge of the process. Of interest as well, in light of events five years hence, is a brief evaluation of the value of 'The Half-Breeds', i.e. the Metis, pp. 293-295. The full text of the Treaties themselves include, among others, The Selkirk Treaty, Treaty Number 3, The Treaties at Fort Carlton and Pitt, and the important Treaty Number Seven. Peele summarizes: "A valuable source book by one who played a leading role in negotiating with the Natives" (op. cit.). Condition notes: There is some slight evidence that this copy was from a private, home library: a ghost of tape remnants near the base of the spine, and a small area of roughness on the rear paste-down. There are none of the other common indicia of library copies - no stamps on the edges or title page; no acquisition numbers, etc. A previous owner name apparently in pen has been erased at the top of the front free endpaper. Otherwise, the text block is immaculate; the binding tight.
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