Journals and Proceedings of the House of Assembly of Nova Scotia
Each volume of the annual Journals and Proceedings of the House of Assembly of Nova Scotia includes an index. The relevant index references to 'Indians' and 'Indian Affairs' for the years 1818 to 1852 have been extracted and are listed below. The references lead primarily to petitions directed to the Indian Commissioners and to annual reports of the Commissioners, plus related appendices.
The appropriate microfilm retrieval numbers for these annual JHA volumes are 3528 (1800-1818), 3529 (1819-1832), 3530 (1832-1838), 3531 (1838-1842), 3532 (1843-1846), 3533 (1847-1849) and 3534 (1849-1852).
Indexed under "Indians"...
- Volume XII 1815 - 1818
- Volume XIII 1819-1820
- Volume XIV 1820 - 1826
- Volume XV 1827 - 1830
- Volume XVI Part 1st - 1830
- Volume XVI Part 2nd - 1832
- Volume XVI Part 3rd - 1833
- Volume XVI Part 4th - 1834
- Volume XVI Part 5th - 1834 - 1835
- Volume XVI Part 6th - 1836
- Volume XVII Part 1st - 1837
- Volume XVII Part 2nd - 1838
- Volume XVII Part 3rd - 1839
- Volume XVII Part 4th - 1840
- Volume XVIII Part 1st - 1841
- Volume XVIII Part 2nd - 1842
- Volume XVIII Part 3rd - 1843
- Volume XIX Part 2nd - 1845
- Volume XIX Part 3rd - 1846
- Volume XIX Part 4th - 1847
- Volume XX Part 1st - 1848
- Volume XX Part 2nd - 1849
- Volume XX Part 3rd - 1850
- Volume XX Part 4th - 1851
- Volume XX1 Part 1st - 1851 Session 2nd and 1852
A petition of Gabriel Anthony, "elected Chief of the Indians in the western part of this province…praying a grant of money to relieve the wants of the Indians within his jurisdiction and to defray his personal expenses incurred in travelling amongst them in discharge of his duties as Chief."
Resolved that a Committee be appointed on Indian Affairs.
Ordered that Mr. Howe, Mr. Doyle, Mr. Uniacke, Mr. Whitman, and Mr. Spearwater be a Committee for that purpose and that the petition of Gabriel Anthony be referred to them.
Several papers are referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs.
Appendix no. 18
Report of the "condition of the Micmac population in this Island" [i.e. Cape Breton] by Edmond Dodd and H. W Crawley. Reports that agricultural improvements continue to increase, mostly due to the annual diminution of their hunting grounds, and educational progress made. Requests appropriation a piece of land at Fresh Water Creek and a reserve on the Mira Road.
See also page 396
Appendix no. 56
Report of the Committee to whom was referred the documents connected with Indian Affairs. Summaries grants, noting CB as "furnishing the strongest evidence of the utility of moderate grants." They "would recommend the appointment of a similar Commission, by whom the expenditure in the western counties of NS should be conducted on some regular system…" and note that the "Indians of the county of Shelburne have hitherto participated but slightly in the expenditure…" Also, the Committee "strongly approve the recommendation of the Commissioners for Cape Breton - that land be reserved at Freshwater Creek and on the Mira Road."
See also page 445 (paged as 545)
See Supply (Grant for Relief of)
The Council has agreed to twenty-two resolutions for granting money "for Indians;" three hundred pounds, 514.
See also Petition no. 2
In relation to "expenses of transient paupers, Indians, shipwrecked seamen, etc."
General Committee appointed, 384.
Of Indian chiefs, 381, 424.
Of Dr. Tupper, for aid "to wounded Indian," 417.
See Appendix no. 63
Account of sums granted; see Petition no. 2 above.