Religion - This building is also used for it Roman Catholic chapel, where the travelling missionary attends every few months. Divine service is well attended. Of this band two are Protestants, one hundred and eighty-one Roman Catholics and three hundred and forty-nine pagans.
Crops. - On this island good crops of potatoes, corn, cabbage, turnips, carrots, beets, etc., are grown, principally by the teacher, Mr. J.A. Blais, who is a good example, and has furnished many Indians with seed gratuitously, and they also grow good crops.
Occupation. - The Indians of this band live entirely by fur-hunting and fish.
Vital Statistics. - This band has a population of fifty-six, consisting of nine men and forty-seven women and children, and twelve of an age to attend school. During the year there were two deaths and one birth.
Education. - These Indians have a school-house and a very competent teacher. The school is well attended.
Occupation. - These Indians live principally by farming and fishing, and are prosperous.
Religion. - All the members of this band, fifty-six, are Roman Catholic.
Location and Area. - This reserve is on the Pic River, and contains eight hundred acres, divided off in twenty-five acre farms fronting on the river.
Vital Statistics. - This band has a population of two hundred and fifty-one, consisting of one hundred and twenty-three males and one hundred and twenty-eight females, of whom one hundred and forty-eight are children. During the year there were two births, two emigrations and two immigrations, making a decrease of one compared with last year.
Occupation. - They live by farming, fishing and fur-hunting. Their soil is poor, of a light sandy loam, and their crop not as good as some former years. They have a span of horses that are not suited for them like oxen, but obtained them against my wish and that of the department.
Education. - They have a schoolhouse, and had a teacher up to 1st July, and made good progress, but at present they are without it teacher. There are fifty-five children of school age on the reserve.
Religion. - The members of this band are Roman Catholics, with the exception of one Protestant. They have a Roman Catholic church, visited about every two months by the missionary priest, Rev. Father Spect.
Characteristics. - These Indians are law-abiding and temperate in their habits.
Vital Statistics. - This band has a population of three hundred and thirty-six, consisting of fifty-eight men and two hundred and seventy-eight women and children, and fifty-five of an age to attend school. During the year there were eight births, eight deaths and six emigrations, leaving them the same number as last year.
Reserve. - These Indians have a reserve of six hundred and forty acres on the bank of Long Lake, but the soil is a cold clay and will grow only hay. This year nine families who were encouraged by Mr. P. Godchere, the Hudson's Bay Company's officer in charge of that post, who furnished twenty-eight bags of seed, have chosen better and warmer soil in different places and will have a fair crop for their first, about four hundred bushels of potatoes, laid fifty of turnips. They requested me to ask the department for some grub-hoes, spades, hoes, saws and other tools to clear land, build