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|Creator||Canada. Dept. of the Interior.|
|Title||Department of the Interior : Registers and indexes relating to Métis and Original White Settlers land records, 1877-1927|
RG 15 D II 8 m
|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).
This collection consists of registers and indexes relating to Métis land allotments in Manitoba, and claims for land and issue of scrip to Métis and Original White Settlers in the Prairie Provinces and Mackenzie River District. The term "Original White Settler" applied to residents of the Province of Manitoba who came into the Red River country between the years 1813 and 1835 under the auspices of Lord Selkirk. The term also applied to the children of these settlers.