Correspondence between Amos Wright and Department of Interior & Indian Affairs

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Correspondence between Amos Wright and Department of Interior & Indian Affairs




Name of document:

Correspondence between Amos Wright and Department of Interior & Indian Affairs

Type of document:

Primary documentation, letters, National Archives of Canada

Summary of the data:

In the first letter, Amos Wright, Indian Agent at Prince Arthur's Landing, wrote to J.S. Dennis, Deputy Minister of the Department of the Interior, requesting direction on annuity payments under the Robinson Treaties to the Métis in the area. According to Wright, the Robinson-Superior Treaty, 1850 made no provisions for the Métis and therefore he had refused to pay them, however, this was causing some dissatisfaction.

In response to Wright's letter, L. Vankoughnet, Deputy Superintendent General of Indian Affairs, wrote that the Métis already on the pay lists should continue to be paid annuities, however, no new names were to be added.

Important dates mentioned in the document:

July 16, 1879: Date letter from Amos Wright to J.S. Dennis was sent
August 1, 1879: Date letter from L. Vankoughnet to Amos Wright was sent

Important people discussed in the document:

Amos Wright
John Stoughton Dennis
L. Vankoughnet

Specific location(s) mentioned in the document (if applicable):

Prince Arthur's Landing (Port Arthur, Ontario)

Non-specific location(s) mentioned in the document (if applicable):

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Specific event(s) identified in the document (if applicable):

Robinson-Superior Treaty, 1850 (September 7, 1850)

Relevant citations:

Gale, Alison. "Robinson Treaty Métis: Historical Report." Claims Research and Assessment Directorate Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development. (1998). Print.

Library and Archives Canada, Amos Wright, RG. 10, "Letter from Amos Wright to J.S. Dennis," volume 2090, 16 July 1879, file 14455, microfilm reel C-11155.

Library and Archives Canada, L. Vankoughnet, RG. 10, "Letter from L. Vankoughnet to Amos Wright," volume 2090, 1 August 1879, file 14455, microfilm reel C-11155.

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