The Treaty Of The Treaties With The First Nations Post Royal Proclamation Of 1763

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The government began signing the treaties with the First Nations post-Royal Proclamation of 1763. The numbered treaties, however, came into play around the 1870s, after the buffalo population declined drastically and many bands were depopulated because of disease. During 1871-77, seven treaties were signed and four more were signed between 1899 and 1921. The treaties were negotiated orally, but when they were being documented by government negotiators many oral promises were missed. Basically, the intent was completely misunderstood. The First Nations also believed that the money they received was a gift given in exchange of sharing the land with the settlers, not for surrendering their land. They also expected the promises to last “As…show more content…
D. History that is orally transmitted is not reliable since it depends on people being able to speak and listen for it to go on. If there’s no one to reiterate, then the history is abolished. An example of this would be the Beothuk people who went extinct after facing many hardships, such as diseases and European contact. If not for the documents and illustration recorded by Shawnadithit, there would be no information on the Beothuk people. Simply put, they would cease to exist. The purpose of the Indian Act was to encourage assimilation. This was achieved by suppressing traditional ceremonies, defining who was "Indian" and who wasn 't, and moving First Nations to reserves in hopes of disconnecting First Nations ' ties with the land. The term status Indian was used to define someone who is registered according to the provisions of the act and is therefore eligible to receive specific benefits. The purpose of Canada 's residential schools was to assimilate First Nation peoples into mainstream Canadian Society, like the Indian Act. The Residential Schools damaged First Nation people because it disconnected the children from their history, language, family, and culture. Residential Schools taught children that their culture wasn 't worth preserving. Some legacies of Residential Schools include alcoholism, poverty, and increased chances of becoming a prostitute or abuser (physical, emotional, sexual, and psychological). Statistics prove that people who have been
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