Treaty 7

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Adam Solway Re: Treaty #7

Alternate Title
Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
Adam Solway
Indian History Film Project
Description
Discusses Chief Crowfoot and the signing of Treaty #7. Includes native language, drums and singing.
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Advancing Reconciliation Resource for School Councils

E-Books » Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Alberta Regional Professional Learning Consortium
Description
Basic information on terminology, cultural diversity, history of First Nation peoples in Alberta, Alberta treaties and treaty relationships, legacy of residential schools, theTruth and Reconciliation Commission and respectful ways to interact with Elders.
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Alberta Baseline Assessment Report

E-Books » Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Cora Voyageur
Angeline Letendre
Bonnie Healy
Description
Reflects the current state of First Nation cancer pathways.
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Annie Whitecalf 1

Alternate Title
Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
Annie Whitecalf
Alphonse Littlepoplar
Indian History Film Project
Description
Interview includes stories of traditional life including ceremonies, dances, burials, hunting, and spirits.
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Augustine Yellow Sun and Joe Poor Eagle Interview 1

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Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
Augustine Yellow Sun
Joe Poor Eagle
Allan J. Wolfleg
Indian History Film Project
Description
Detailed description of what happened at Blackfoot Crossing when Treaty 7 was negotiated; and CPR right of way through the Blackfoot Reserve.
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Augustine Yellow Sun and Joe Poor Eagle Interview 2

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Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
Augustine Yellow Sun
Joe Poor Eagle
Allan J. Wolfleg
Indian History Film Project
Description
A discussion of Land rights under Treaty #7; trade of furs for goods; and the dispersal of the Blackfoot people and eventual return to the Blackfoot Reserve under Crowfoot.
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Bad Man Interview

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Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
Bad Man
Harry Shade
Indian History Film Project
Description
Bad Man gives an account of the arrival of white men, acceptance of treaty by Bloods, and subsequent lease of land by Mormons.
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Blackfoot Legacy

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Katherine McIntyre
The Beaver, vol. 88, no. 6, December/January 2008/2009, p. 26
Description
Describes the Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park located near Calgary, Alberta.
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Blood Tribe / Kainaiwa Big Claim Inquiry

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Author/Creator
Indian Claims Commission
Description
Concludes that, although a reserve in the Blood Tribe’s home base was not formally set aside by Treaty 7, a joint reserve along the Bow River was set aside for the Blood Tribe, the Blackfeet, and the Peigan. This reserve should be located within the Blood Tribe's territory subject to the terms of Treaty 7. [This file has been saved and made available online with permission from the Indian Claims Commission website before it closed down in March 2009.]
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Blood Tribe / Kainaiwa Big Claim Inquiry - Final Report

E-Books » Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Indian Claims Commission
Description
Examines whether the rejected claim was properly resolved. Commissioners include: Daniel J. Bellegarde and Alan C. Holman. [These files were created and compiled by the ICC and provided to the Indigenous Studies Portal in 2009 to make widely available in online format.]
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Blood Tribe/Kainaiwa Inquiry: 1889 Akers Surrender

E-Books » E-Books
Author/Creator
Indian Claims Commission
Description
Historical background and submissions to Indian Claims Commission (ICC) about whether a clerical error by the federal government resulted in 440 acres of mineral-rich land being taken without consent or compensation. No determination by ICC as parties agreed to negotiate a settlement under the Specific Claims Policy. Commissioners include: P. E. James Prentice, Daniel J. Bellegarde, and Carole T. Corcoran. [This file has been saved and made available online with permission from the Indian Claims Commission website before it closed down in March 2009.]
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Blood Tribe/Kainaiwa Inquiry: Akers Surrender 1889 Claim, July 2008

E-Books » Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Indian Claims Commission
Description
FILES CAN ONLY BE ACCESSED USING FIREFOX BROWSER. Document contains letters/memos, submissions, band council documents, and reports in regards to the dispute over the federal government taking over 440 acres of mineral-rich reserve land without full consent or compensation.
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Blood Tribe/Kainaiwa - The Big Claim

E-Books » Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Indian Claims Commission
Description
FILES CAN ONLY BE ACCESSED USING FIREFOX BROWSER. Documents include Treaties, correspondence/letters, reports, submissions, maps and other related historical materials regarding The Big Claim by the Blood Tribe/Kainaiwa. Commissioners include: Daniel J. Bellegarde and Alan C. Holman. [These files were created and compiled by the ICC and provided to the Indigenous Studies Portal in 2009 to make widely available in online format.]
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Building the System: Churches, Missionary Organizations, the Federal State, and Health Care in Southern Alberta Treaty 7 Communities, 1890-1930

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Kristin Burnett
Journal of Canadian Studies, vol. 41, no. 3, Fall, 2007, pp. 18-41
Description
Looks at the evolution of institutional structures of western health care in First Nations communities in southern Alberta and the women who were central in the creation and operation of these facilities.
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Camoose Bottle Interview

Alternate Title
Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
Camoose Bottle
Harry Shade
Mike Devine
Indian History Film Project
Description
Evidence given by Camoose Bottle, aged 71, including an account of the taking of Treaty #7 following a deterioration in Indian life after introduction of alcohol; allocation of lands to various tribes and later loss of part of the Blood Reserve.
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Charlie Coming Singing Interview

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Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
Charlie Coming Singing
Dila Provost
Indian History Film Project
Description
An interview discussing the taking and interpretation of Treaty #7, and the establishment of the Blood Reserve.
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Chris Bull Shields Interview

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Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
Chris Bull Shields
Mike Devine
Indian History Film Project
Description
Chris Bull Shields, age 73, describes the signing of Treaty #7, and the establishment of the boundaries of the Blood Reserve.
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Constantine Scollen, the Forgotten Missionary

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Raymond Huel
Alberta History, vol. 59, no. 4, Autumn, 2011, pp. 10-18
Description
Looks at an Oblate missionary that was involved with negotiating and signing Treaties Six and Seven but, due to his questionable behaviour, was ultimately cut off from the Church.
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Copy of Treaty and Supplementary Treaty No. 7, Made 22nd Sept. and 4th Dec., 1877, between Her Majesty the Queen and the Blackfeet and other Indian Tribes, at the Blackfoot Crossing of Bow River and Fort Macleod

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Copy of Treaty and Supplementary Treaty #7, Made 22nd Sept. and 4th Dec., 1877
Copy of Treaty and Supplementary Treaty 7, Made 22nd Sept. and 4th Dec., 1877
Copy of Treaty and Supplementary Treaty Seven, Made 22nd Sept. and 4th Dec., 1877
E-Books » Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Government of Canada
Description
Treaty between the Crown and Blackfeet, Blood, Piegan, Sarcee, and Stony Nations in what is now Alberta. Adhesion and Order in Council setting up Commission for Treaty No. 7 also included. Reprinted from Crown's text of Treaty edition of 1877.
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Copying People: Photographing British Columbia First Nations, 1860-1940; Proclaiming the Gospel to the Indians and the Metis: The Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate in Western Canada, 1845-1945; The True Spirit and Original Intent of Treaty 7

Book Reviews
Author/Creator
Donald B. Smith
Canadian Historical Review, vol. 79, no. 2, June 1998, pp. 341-344
Description
Reviews three books: Copying People by Daniel Francis. Proclaiming the Gospel to the Indians and the Metis by Raymond J. A. Huel. The True Spirit and Original Intent of Treaty 7 by the Treaty 7 Tribal Council in Alberta. Entire book review section on one pdf. To access this review, scroll to p. 341.
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Don McLean Interview

Alternate Title
Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
Don McLean
Christine Welsh
Indian History Film Project
Description
Consists of an interview with non-Indian employed at the Gabriel Dumont Institute in Regina. At the time of the interview he was writing a book on the history of the Metis nation.
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[Elder in the Making - Episode 1: Cowboy X]

Media » Film and Video
Author/Creator
Chris Hsiung
Cowboy Smithx
Description
Documentary about two urban dwellers, Chris Hsiung, a Chinese newcomer and Cowboy Smithx, a Blackfoot Aboriginal who go on a road trip together to explore their shared home and rediscover their shared heritage. Episode 1 of 5. Duration: 19:34
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[Elder in the Making: Episode 2: Westward Trek]

Media » Film and Video
Author/Creator
Chris Hsiug
Cowboy Smithx
Description
Documentary about two urban dwellers, Chris Hsiung, a Chinese newcomer and Cowboy Smithx, a Blackfoot Aboriginal who go on a road trip together to explore their shared home and rediscover their shared heritage. Episode 2 of 5. Duration: 13:08.
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[Elder in the Making - Episode 4: Apocalypse]

Media » Film and Video
Author/Creator
Chris Hsiung
Cowboy Smithx
Description
Documentary about two urban dwellers, Chris Hsiung, a Chinese newcomer and Cowboy Smithx, a Blackfoot Aboriginal who go on a road trip together to explore their shared home and rediscover their shared heritage. Episode 4 of 5. Duration 13:17
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[Elder in the Making - Episode 5: A Broken Treaty]

Media » Film and Video
Author/Creator
Chris Hsiung
Cowboy Smithx
Description
Documentary about two urban dwellers, Chris Hsiung, a Chinese newcomer and Cowboy Smithx, a Blackfoot Aboriginal who go on a road trip together to explore their shared home and rediscover their shared heritage. Episode 5 of 5. Duration: 13:05.
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First Nations in Alberta

E-Books » E-Books
Author/Creator
Indian and Northern Affairs Canada
Description
Lists all the First Nations' addresses in the three different treaty areas and includes map.
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First Rider (Bill Heavy Runner) Interview

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Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
Bill Heavy Runner
Mike Devine
Paul Russell
Indian History Film Project
Description
Describes First Rider (Bill Heavy Runner)'s understanding of promises made in Treaty #7 and how they were later broken.
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George First Rider 8

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Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
George First Rider
Dila Provost
Albert Yellowhorn
Indian History Film Project
Description
A discussion of Treaty 7: promises made and broken; and the traditional relationship of the Indian to his surroundings.
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[The Great Blackfoot Treaties]

Book Reviews
Author/Creator
Ted Binnema
Canadian Journal of Native Studies, vol. 35, no. 2, 2015, pp. 249-251
Description
Book review of:The Great Blackfoot Treaties by Hugh A. Dempsey.
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The Great Blackfoot Treaties

Book Reviews
Author/Creator
Nelle Oosterom
Canada's History, vol. 96, no. 1, February/March 2016, pp. 54-55
Description
Book review of, The Great Black Treaties by Hugh A. Dempsey.
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Hail to the Chief

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
George Gooderham
Alberta History, vol. 61, no. 3, Summer, 2013, pp. 24-26
Description
Comments on an unexpected ceremony installing a well respected Indian Agent as a Blackfoot Chief.
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Hanson Bearspaw Interview

Alternate Title
Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
Hanson Bearspaw
Indian History Film Project
Description
Talks about the signing of Treaty 7 and the allocation of reserve land to the Stoneys.
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The Importance of Oral and Extrinsic Historical Evidence in Understanding Indian Treaties

Book Reviews
Author/Creator
John F. Leslie
Archivaria, no. 53, Spring, 2002, pp. [122]-129
Description
Review essay on: The True Spirit and Original Intent of Treaty 7 by Treaty 7 Elders and Tribal Council with Walter Hildebrandt, Sarah Carter, and Dorothy First Rider. Bounty and Benevolence: A History of Saskatchewan Treaties by Arthur J. Ray, Jim Miller, and Frank Tough. Mi'kmaq Treaties on Trial: History, Land, and Donald Marshall Junior by William C. Wicken.
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