Bennett, B., "Passes for Indians to Leave Reserves"

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Database ID25443
InstitutionUniversity of Saskatchewan Archives
Fonds/CollectionF.L. Barron fonds
Series1. Resource Files
File/Item Reference1. Resource Files-1-24 (Box 1)
Date of creation1974
Physical description/extent1 folder; 3 mm of textual records
Number of images12
Scope and contentFile contains a copy of a report prepared by B. Bennett of the Treaties and Historical Research Centre in October, 1974. The report is titled: Study of Passes for Indians to Leave their Reserves. The report cites many letters between government officials, NWMP officers and Canadian Army officers regarding passes and concludes these passes certainly existed. The passes came into existence after the 1885 resistance. Evidence of their use was only found in Treaty 4, 6 and 7, and it cannot be certain they were used in every agency in those regions. Bennett says evidence indicates passes were used as late as the 1930s, but no sources are given.
Restrictions on accessThere are no restrictions on access.
Primary MediaTextual documents
Specific document typesReports
Provenance Access PointBarron, Frank Laurie, 1942-2000
Treaty boundariesTreaty 4
Treaty 6
Treaty 7
Cultural regionPlains
NamesBennett, B.
Forget, Amedee Emanuel, 1847-1923
Middleton, Frederick Dobson, 1825-1898
Reed, Hayter
Treaties and Historical Research Centre
SubjectGovernment policy
Government officials -- Indian Agent
Status Indians
Law and Legislation
Rights -- Human Rights
Government departments -- Indian Affairs
North West Mounted Police
Date Range(s)1970-1979
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