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Battleford Agency [textual record]. 

Series consists of

Date(s)

1878-1972

Place of creation

No place, unknown, or undetermined

? m of textual records

Scope and content

Series consists of records created and/or maintained by the Battleford Agency. The series includes general operational records, annuity and interest paylists, and Agent log books.

Textual records
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Archival reference no.
Former archival reference no.

Terms of use

Copyright belongs to the Crown. In order to protect the fragile originals, the microfilm copies of these records must be consulted rather than the originals.

Biography / Administrative history

The Battleford Agency in Saskatchewan was established when the first agent was appointed in January 1877. The agency was initially responsible for large areas of southern Alberta and Saskatchewan (Treaties 4, 6 and 7)although its scope of responsibility narrowed with the opening of new agencies. Its responsibilities gradually narrowed to those Treaty 6 bands in the vicinity of the community of Battleford. During the period 1936-1948, the Battleford Agency assumed responsibility for Treaty 10 bands which had previously been administered through the Ile à la Crosse (sometimes spelled Isle à la Crosse) Agency. Those bands became the administrative responsibility of the Meadow Lake Agency upon its creation in 1948. The Battleford Agency and the Meadow Lake Agency merged to form the North Battleford District Office effective 1 April 1970. Finding aid 10-12: Guide to Indian Bands and Agencies in Western Canada, 1871-1959.

Additional information

Source of title
Title is based on the contents of the series.

Accruals
Further accruals are expected.

Related materials
Related records may also be found in the North Battleford District Office series.

Government

Related control no.

1. 1991-92/074 GAD
2. 75-H-3 EFRC
3. 119-000073-3
4. RG10-C-VI