Collection DA TD/CTLC - Culbertson Tract Land Claim collection

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Culbertson Tract Land Claim collection


  • 2007 (Reproduction)
  • [1990-1992] (Collection)
  • 1779-1959 (Creation)

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2 boxes; 17 rolled maps

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Archival history

The documents were transferred to the Deseronto Archives in 2008 from the Town of Deseronto.

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Transferred to the Community Archives in 2016 when the collections of the Deseronto Archives were moved to Belleville.

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This collection comprises documents received in response to an Access to Information request addressed to Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) by the Corporation of the Town of Deseronto, Ontario, in 2008. The request asked for copies of documentation submitted as part of the Culbertson Tract land claim of the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte and upon which the decision to allow the claim had been based.

The documents in this collection are all photocopies of materials located in public archives in Canada. The materials range in date from 1779 to 1959 and record the interactions between the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte and the British and Canadian governments, in relation to lands, from the time of their departure from the Mohawk Valley to the mid-twentieth century.

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A detailed list of the documents is available.

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The majority of items in this collection are copies of materials in the Indian Affairs series (RG 10) of Library and Archives Canada (LAC), but other LAC series, INAC documents and collections from Toronto Public Library are also represented.

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