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Pat Grasshopper's pass to leave the reserve
1892
M-1837-22

Canada. Department of Indian Affairs.
Sarcee Indian Agency fonds

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Table of Contents

Scanned Document indicates that the series includes scanned documents

Series 1 Correspondence. - 1881- 1913
Series 2Agency reports. - 1885- 1912
Series 3 Scanned Document Permits, regulations and requisitions. - 1887-1914
Series 4Certified government vouchers, bills and related correspondence. - 1885-1912
Series 5 Agency personnel and visitors' book. - 1882- 1929
Series 6Provisions. - 1885- 1897
Series 7 Treaty payments and vital statistics. - 1877-1944

Inventory

Series 1

Correspondence. - 1881-1913. - Concerns the administration and maintenance of the lands and First Nations people of the Sarcee Reserve, the agency staff, and associated mission school. General subjects of discussion are expenses of the Indian Agent, livestock on the reserve, misdemeanours of the First Nations people, and commercial bills contracted by the Agency.

M-1837-1Miscellaneous material and correspondence. - n.d.
M-4410 Sarcee Indian Agency. - 1887-1888. - 9 pages. - Consists of letters, from Indian Agent to Indian Commissioner, regarding health services and hay complaints.
M-8635 Sarcee Indian Agency. - 1891, 1903. - .5 cm of textual records. - Consists of letters to Indian Agent from Commissioner's office; annuities paid to children.
M-1837-2General correspondence. - 1891- 1893
M-1837-3Indian Mission Schools. - 1893- 1905
M-1837-4General correspondence. - 1894- 1896
M-1837-5General correspondence. - 1897
M-1837-6Requests for permits to cut hay. - 1897- 1906
M-1837-7Grazing of stock on the reserve. - 1897- 1906
M-1837-8Instructions to Indian Agents. - 1897-1907. - Regarding private stock and personnel.
M-1837-9General correspondence. - 1898- 1901
M-1837-10Beef and other rations to First Nations people. - 1902-1908
M-1837-11General correspondence. - 1902- 1904
M-2476 Sarcee Indian Agency. - 1904. - 4 pages. - Consists of letter, from Indian Agent to Indian Commissioner, regarding medicine dances.
M-1837-12Indian Agent's estimates of needed supplies. - 1904-1912
M-1837-13General correspondence. - 1907- 1909
M-2232 Stoney Indian Agency. - 1907-1911. - [ca. 55 items]. - Consists of correspondence regarding agency buildings.
M-1837-14General correspondence. - 1910- 1913
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Series 2

Agency reports. - 1885-1912. - Regarding the welfare of the of the First Nations people and the maintenance of the reserve.

M-1837-15Salary and farm maintenance estimates. - 1885-1892
M-1837-16Stony farm work and provision returns. - 1886-1892
M-1837-17Crop returns. - 1886-1896
M-1837-18Medical reports. - 1897-1907
M-1837-19Salary returns of Agency staff. - 1901- 1908
M-1837-20School reports. - 1901-1904
M-1837-21Reports in diary form of First Nations stockmen. - 1905-1912
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Series 3

Permits, regulations and requisitions. - 1887-1914

M-1845 Sarcee Indian Agency. - 1887-1893. - 21 pages. - Consists of Stoney beef account, post office receipts regarding registration of letters; receipts for payment of claims against CPR regarding killing of livestock and declarations of William Graham, Morley, Alberta.
M-1837-55Mounted copies of invoices-for display purposes. - 1888-1902
M-1837-54 Miscellaneous receipts. - 1889-1906
M-1837-22 Permits for First Nations people to trade. - 1892-1913. - Consists of passes issued to Sarcee (Tsuu T'ina), who were not allowed to leave the reserve without specific permission of the Indian Agent, and who were required to carry a signed pass with them during their absence. Includes passes to leave the reserve (1892-1893), and requests to Dr. Lindsay and Dr. Lafferty to treat residents of the reserve (1892-1897). Scanned Document View passes.
M-1837-23 Ration books, lists and tickets. - 1892-1914
M-1837-24Requisition forms and related correspondence. - 1898-1908
M-1837-25Requisitions for bank drafts and receipts. - 1900-1908
M-1837-26 Livestock pedigree certificates. - 1901-1908
M-1837-56Posters. - 1903, n.d. - Regarding sales by First Nations, First Nations sports at Calgary exhibition, and trespassing on the reserve.
M-2791 Sarcee Indian Agency. - 1907. - 1 item. - Consists of poster containing mange regulations (1907).
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Series 4

Certified government vouchers, bills and related correspondence. - 1885-1912

M-1837-27Vouchers for payment of labour. - 1885- 1888
M-1837-28Vouchers for payment of labour. - 1892- 1893
M-1837-29Vouchers for payment of labour. - 1896- 1897
M-1837-30Vouchers for payment of labour. - 1898
M-1837-31Vouchers for payment of labour. - 1899
M-1837-32Vouchers for payment of labour. - 1900
M-1837-33Vouchers for payment of labour. - 1901
M-1837-34Vouchers for payment of labour. - 1902
M-1837-35Vouchers for payment of labour. - 1903
M-1837-36Vouchers, bills and related correspondence. - 1904
M-1837-37Vouchers, bills and related correspondence. - 1905
M-1837-38Vouchers, bills and related correspondence. - 1906
M-1837-39Vouchers, bills and related correspondence. - 1907
M-1837-40Vouchers, bills and related correspondence. - 1908
M-1837-41Vouchers, bills and related correspondence. - 1909
M-1837-42Vouchers, bills and related correspondence. - 1910
M-1837-43Vouchers, bills and related correspondence. - 1911-1912
M-1837-44Vouchers, bills and related correspondence. - 1886
M-1837-45Vouchers, bills and related correspondence. - 1890-1894
M-1837-46Vouchers, bills and related correspondence. - 1897-1899
M-1837-47Vouchers, bills and related correspondence. - 1900-1901
M-1837-48Vouchers, bills and related correspondence. - 1902-1903
M-1837-49Vouchers, bills and related correspondence. - 1904-1905
M-1837-50Vouchers, bills and related correspondence. - 1906
M-1837-51Vouchers, bills and related correspondence. - 1907
M-1837-52Vouchers, bills and related correspondence. - 1908-1909
M-1837-53Vouchers, bills and related correspondence. - 1910-1911
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Series 5

Agency personnel and visitors' book. - 1882-1929

M-1837-vol.1 Letter register. - 1900-1912
M-1837-vol.2 Daily journal- John Grant, clerk. - 1915
M-1837-vol.3 Daily journal- George Hodgson, farm instructor. - 1914
M-1837-vol.4 Daily journal- George Hodgson, farm instructor. - 1915
M-1837-vol.5 Daily journal- George Hodgson, farm instructor. - 1916
M-1837-vol.6 Daily journal- Joseph T. Waite, stockman. - 1915
M-1837-vol.7 Daily journal- unidentified. - 1916
M-1837-vol.8 Daily journal- unidentified. - 1917
M-1837-vol.9 Monthly report of farm work. - 1882- 1883
M-379 Sarcee Indian Agency diary. - 1913. - 1 volume. - Consists of a diary of Mr. Thomas Fleetham while he was Indian Agent at the Sarcee reserve.
M-9450 Sarcee Indian Agency visitors' book. - 1903-1929. - Consists of a volume with the autographs of local people and foreign visitors who toured the agency.
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Series 6

Provisions. - 1885-1897

M-1837-os vol.10 Receipts and issues of provisions, ammunition, cattle and implements. - 1885-1887
M-1837-os vol.11 Issue book, groceries and beef. - 1886-1887
M-1837-os vol.12 Provision and grocery ledger. - 1887-1889
M-1837-os vol.13 Provision and grocery ledger. - 1889-1890
M-1837-os vol.14 Implement and grocery ledger. - 1890
M-1839 Sarcee Indian Agency. - 1891-1897. - 1 volume. - Consists of receipt and issue book which contains lists of food, utensils, and tools received at the Indian Agency and issued to the Sarcee and Department employees.
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Series 7

Treaty payments and vital statistics. - 1877-1944

M-1846 Sarcee Indian Agency. - 1877. - 8 pages. - Consists of first payment of Stoney tribe under terms of Treaty Seven, Blackfoot Crossing which includes names of heads of families, wives and number of children.
M-7449 Sarcee Indian Agency. - 1887-1903. - Consists of treaty paylists for Sarcee (Tsuu T'ina) and Stoneys.
M-1838 Sarcee Indian Agency. - 1891-1901. - 18 pages. - Consists of census, ration books and death lists.
M-1847 Stoney Indian Agency. - 1894-1944. - 1 volume. - Consists of registration of deaths which includes such information as name of band, name, date of death, sex, age, cause of death, date of taking treaty and comments.
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