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May 7th, 1892 - Haytor Reed Indian Commissioner of Affairs to L.
Vaukoughnet Deputy Superintendent General of Indian Affairs
From Izola Mottershead
The Indian Commissioner wrote a letter of support for Mrs. Decoteau's
request for monetary and educational support for her family.
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Contents of the Letter
reply refer to
No. 313. Office of the
the date of this letter. Commissioner of Indian Affairs,
Address your reply to
The Indian Commissioner
Regina 7th May, 1892
I have the honor to forward herowith, an application made by Mrs.
Decoteau, formerly a member of Red Pheasants Band of Indians, residing
in the Battleford Agency, to be readmitted to membership of the band.
Her father and uncles, and in fact all her relations have always been
the best of Indians, and during times of trouble, including the period
of the late Rebellion, they have always been loyal to the Authorities
The Agent along with other people, residents in that section of the
country, urges that the petition be granted.
I may remind the Department, that her late husband was cruelly murdered
about a year ago by an American citizen. He had been as is stated in the
petition, a servant of the Department for a long time, and was faithful
to its interests.
May I ask the Department’s favorable consideration of the case, which I
was to recommend as a special one?
I have the honor to be,
Your obedient servant,
Deputy of the,
of Indian Affairs,
Lon_ee Br _ek say there is no provision in the Indian Act for
receiving back so far as paying annuity to them is concerned and by
their marriage they forfeited all their trumps into treaty Indian women
married to others thems Indians who have consecrated their annuities