Location. - This reserve is situated on the north shore of Lake St. Martin, and east of the narrows of the same lake.
Area. - It comprises an area of four thousand acres.
Resources. - Hunting, fishing, trapping and cattle-raising are among the chief resources. The making of birch canoes is also a lucrative industry, as the Indians on this reserve supply Indians of other reserves with them.
Tribe or Nation. - This band also is mainly composed of the Ojibway tribe.
Vital Statistics. - There are twenty-six men, thirty-Orle women, and forty-five children. There was one birth and four deaths. This should make a decrease of three, but owing to the immigration of three, by a widow with two children marrying member of this band, the population remains the same. No emigration has taken place. The deaths were caused by cold and fever, and consumption.
Health and Sanitary Condition. - In general the health of this band is good, though in June last the whooping cough was very prevalent, although medicine was freely administered by the medical officer. The houses and premises were clean at the time of my inspection. The medical officer in his yearly visit, vaccinated those who had not had that advantage previously.
Occupation. - The time of these Indians is chiefly occupied in hunting, fishing building birch canoes, making flat sleighs, & c.
Buildings, Stock and Farming Implements. - There are on this reserve fifty-four buildings. The Indians have under their care fifty head of Government cattle, besides seventy-two head of cattle and seven horses as personal property. They have three carts, one double and fifteen single sleighs, one double and fifteen single sets of ox harness, three single sets of horse harness, two ploughs, two harrows, twelve grub-hoes, ten scythes, twenty-five axes and ten spades.
Education. - There are twenty-three children of an age to attend school, giving a yearly average attendance of seven. The children were kept from attending more regularly by insufficient clothing, and whooping cough before mentioned. The school-house, which has room for thirty children, is a log building with shingled roof, and is kept in very good order and condition by the energetic and competent teacher, Mr. John Moar. The course of studies is the same as taught in the other reserves. There is only one school, under the denomination of the Church of England. It was opened in 1877. The equipment and school materials are sufficient. Order and discipline are very good. Some of the parents on this reserve are indifferent, while others take an interest in the education of their children.
Religion. - There are sixty-eight belonging to the Church of England denomination, twenty-five Baptists and nine pagans, making a total of one hundred and two souls.
Location. - This reserve is situated on the northeast side of the mouth of Crane River, and on the north-west side of Lake Manitoba.
Area. - Its area comprises eight thousand seven hundred and sixty acres.
Resources. - Hunting, fishing and cattle-raising are almost the only resources.
Tribe. - This band is composed of Indians belonging to the Ojibway tribe.
Vital Statistics. - The population consists of eleven men, thirteen women and twenty-six children; two births and two deaths occurred during the year. The deaths were caused by old age, cold and fever. There were no immigrations or emigrations, thus leaving the population the same.
Health and Sanitary Condition. - The health of these Indians, with a few exceptions of colds and coughs, is fairly good. The houses and surroundings are kept in fair order. The Indians have all been Vaccinated.