Occupation. - The Indians do not take as readily to farming as they do to the other avocations. Many of them are engaged this summer in discharging iron ore at Pictou Landing, and are considered excellent workmen.
Education. - There are no schools in this district.
Crops. - They derived a marked benefit from last year's potato crop, which was very good.
Health. - The tribe was free from contagious disease during last year.
Characteristics. - I am pleased to state that they are moral in character and cleanly in their habits.
SIR, - I have the honour to forward my annual report and tabular statement in regard to the Indians of this district for the year ended 30th June, 1896.
Progress. - The Indians residing in this county have made some improvement in their dwellings; their fences are in good condition.
Sanitary Condition. - The Sanitary measures recommended by the department have been carried out and their houses are clean and comfortable.
Agriculture. - They take more interest in farming than in former years; their crops are looking well.
Temperance and Characteristics. - Very few of these Indians use intoxicating drinks; on the whole they are a quiet and orderly class.
SIR, - I have the honour to submit my annual report and tabular statement for the year ended 30th June, 1896.
General Condition. - The condition of the Indians in this agency remains much the same as started in my last report.