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Unlike earlier treaties which were drafted by bureaucrats in Ottawa, Treaty 8 was written and typed by the Treaty Commissioners in their tent.
This is the original treaty signed at Lesser Slave Lake on 21 June 1899. Adhesions to the Treaty were taken later in the summer at Peace River Landing, Fort Vermilion, Fond du Lac, Dunvegan, Fort Chipewyan, Smith’s Landing, Fort McMurray and Wabasca Lake. Further adhesions were taken in 1900 at Sturgeon Lake, Fort St. John, Hay River and Great Slave Lake.
Ref. No.: RG 10, vol. 1851
See also: Transcript of the Treaty