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The Treaty

The Treaty - Page 7

   
Treaty 8 document...And the undersigned Cree, Beaver, Chipewyan and other Indian Chiefs and Headmen on their own behalf and on behalf of all the Indians whom they represent, DO HEREBY SOLEMNLY PROMISE and engage to strictly observe this Treaty, and also to conduct and behave themselves as good and loyal subjects of Her Majesty the Queen.

THEY PROMISE AND ENGAGE that they will, in all respects, obey and abide by the law; that they will maintain peace between each other and between themselves and other tribes of Indians, and between themselves and others of Her Majesty's subjects, whether Indians, Half-breeds or Whites, this year inhabiting and hereafter to inhabit any part of the said ceded territory; and that they will not molest the person or property of any inhabitant of such ceded tract, or of any other district or country, or interfere with or trouble any person passing or travelling through the said tract, or any part thereof, and that they will assist the officers of Her Majesty in bringing to justice and punishment any Indian offending against the stipulations of this Treaty, or infringing the law in force in the country so ceded. 

IN WITNESS WHEREOF Her majesty's said commissioners and the Cree Chief and Headmen of Lesser Slave Lake and the adjacent territory HAVE HEREUNTO SET THEIR HANDS at Lesser Slave Lake, on the twenty-first day of June in the year herein first above written.

Signed by the parties hereto, in the presence of the undersigned witnesses, the same having been first explained to the Indians by Albert Tate and Samuel Cunningham, Interpreters.

Father A. LACOMBE as advisor of the Commission.
GEO. HOLMES
E. GROUARD O.M.I.
W.G. WHITE
JAMES WALKER
J. ARTHUR COTE
A.E. SNYDER Insp. N.W.M.P.
H.B. ROUND
HARRISON S. YOUNG
J.F. PRUD'HOMME
J.W. MARTIN
C. MAIR
H.A. CONROY
PIERRE DESCHAMBEAULT
J.H. PICARD
RICHARD SECORD
M. McCAULEY
DAVID LAIRD, Treaty Commissioner
J.A.J. McKENNA, Treaty Commissioner
J.H. ROSS, Treaty Commissioner
KEE NOO SHAY OO X* Chief

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