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|Creator||Canada. North West Mounted Police. Acting Adjutant at Regina|
North West Mounted Police : Letterbooks of the Acting Adjutant at Regina
Registres de copies lettres de l'adjudant suppléant à Régina
RG 18 B 3
|Document source||Library and Archives Canada / Bibliothèque et Archives Canada|
The North-West Mounted Police (NWMP) was a parliamentary police force created in 1873. It was meant to keep law and order among incoming settlers to the region west of Ontario, help Aboriginals make the transition to Indian reserves, and act as a symbol of Canadian sovereignty against American annexation. The police force was partially created in response to Fenian invaders who nearly made it to Manitoba in 1871. During the Klondike Gold Rush from 1897 to 1903, the NWMP would establish a presence in the Yukon to maintain order amongst the saloons, dance halls and gambling dens that sprung up to entertain gold prospectors flooding into the region.
The Acting Adjutant at Regina dealt with most of the routine personnel and some administrative duties in the Commissioner's Office.
This collection consists of letterbooks created and maintained by the Acting Adjutant at Regina. Included in these letterbooks are letters dealing with pay stoppages, transfer of men, punishment for minor offences, transfer of police lands and shoeing of horses. Each volume has an index.