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|Creator||Canada. Dept. of the Interior.|
|Title||Department of the Interior, Dominion Lands Branch : North-West Territories Métis scrip applications|
RG 15 D II 8 b
RG 15 D II 8 c
|Document source||Library and Archives Canada / Bibliothèque et Archives Canada|
The Minister of the Interior was a cabinet post responsible for federal land management, Indian affairs and natural resources extraction. Created in 1873 to replace the Secretary of State for the Provinces, it was itself replaced by two ministries in 1936: the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, and the Minister of Mines and Technical Surveys (now the Minister of Natural Resources).
The Dominion Lands Branch was established in 1871 and was absorbed by the Lands, Northwest Territories and Yukon Branch in 1934.
This collection consists of applications for scrip made between 1886 and 1906 by Métis living in the Northwest Territories and received by one of the Northwest Half-Breeds Claims Commissions. The applications give the name of applicant, his/her residence, place and date of birth, name of parents and origins, if married, etc. These records are filed alphabetically by name of applicant. The collection also includes applications for scrip made in 1885 by Métis living in the Northwest Territories previous to July 15, 1870. The applications give the name of applicant, his/her place and date of birth, name of parents and origins, name of wife or husband and children, and amount of scrip. These records are filed alphabetically by name of applicant.