The Sucker Creek Band numbers ninety-one. These Indians are good farmers, are hard-working, industrious, and a thrifty lot of Indians. They have a church and school under the auspices of the Church of England, which are both well attended.
The department granted $50 for improving the road on the reserve last year, which was well laid out in making repairs by Chief Charles Obatosaway, the work being done by the Indians of the band.
The Sheguiandah Band numbers one hundred and fifty-six. These Indians farm chiefly for a living, although a number work in lumber camps during the winter months. They have a nice church and school-house under the auspices of the Church of England. They are thrifty Indians.
The South Bay Band numbers sixty-seven. These Indians fish and farm successfully and are thrifty. Their church and school are both under the auspices of the Wikwemikong missionaries.
The Sucker Lake Band numbers fifteen. These Indians appear to be prosperous and contented.
The Obidgewongs of Lake Wolsey number ten. These Indians farm and fish in summer and work in lumber camps in winter.
Education. - There are nineteen schools in this division, all of which are fairly well attended; the children as a general rule are clean, tidy, well clad and respectable.
General Remarks. - I may say that the whole of the Indian population are apparently happy and contented, and as a general rule they are very industrious.
SIR, - I have the honour to submit the following report and tabular statement showing the condition and progress of the various bands in this superintendency for the year ended 30th June last.
Location. - This reserve is situated on the eastern shore of the Georgian Bay near the town of Parry Sound.
Area. - It contains an area of twenty-seven square miles.
Resources. - The resources of this reserve are purely agricultural. The proximity to the town of Parry Sound, a great lumbering centre, enables the Indians of this band to obtain plenty of work at almost all times.
Tribe or Nation. - The Indians of this band belong to the Ojibbewa tribe.
Vital Statistics. - The population on this reserve is eighty-two, consisting of eighteen men, twenty-one women and forty-three children. During the year there was one birth and three deaths; and four immigrants who had long been residents on the reserve were by order of the department added to the census list, making an