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DIAMOND
INDIAN JUBILEE
ASSOCIATION
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President-A. J. TROTTEX, Saskatmn
Ist Vice-fieddent-P. W. MAHON, Prince Albert
2nd Vice-President--COL. W. C. CRAIG, North Battleford
Treasurer-4. W. HOLmS, Saekatoon
BdanagecQII). W. JOHNS, Saskatoon
Bcretary to b!b.nagement Committee-ARCHIE WYLSOM,
Saskatoon
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Ticket Sale&. FORD FURSYTH, ~askitoon

lz3mcxJTIVE cornmm
A. F'.Agfnew, ShelIbrook
Mayor W. Bowers, North Battleford
R. S. Davis, Matawasis I
M.L.Hock, Cadton
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L. F. Kalbfleierch, Carlton
Rae Mmville, Prince Albert
Miss Wilna Moore, Mistawmis
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C. P. Schmidt, Duck Lake 1
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RE@EPTION CO-
Wall8 Moore
Mm. R.S.Davipl
Mm. f i e d @ew
Mrs. Jack S a n m n
Mrs. S. W. J~hnsl
W. L. McQuarrie i

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Hymn, "Oh God Our Help in Aged Porst."
W, our h e 4 in ages past, 4 A thuwmd ag.w in my sight
Our hope for yeam to m e , W e a;a evening gone;
Our shelter from the &@my blaat, short. as the watch that ends the
And our eternal home!
Before the W g sun.
2 l l h m of throne (I *a, like m ever-mbg aream,
Thy sahh have dwelt seem; Bear%&U ita BK,Waway;
Sufficient ia Thine arm dam, They fky, for@@n, m a dream
Bnd our defence ia m e , Dies at tbe opening day,
B Q mq our &p.m agw W,
Our hope far y w h ~ come;
3 ~ ~ r e t h e h f l l s i n o r d a r ~ Be Thou our guacd while trwbka
Or earth received her m e ,
everlasting Thou m% ad, And our etarnal home! Amen.
To endless yeara the m e . -Rev. rsaa~Watt&, 1710.
Prayer by mp DeZmrre.
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Prayer by M. I)r. Dix, PnladipB1 St. Andw#a -1-
aekatoon mtd m-).
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Rmdhg of &riptuma, Rw. W. W. Moore, Presbyterian Idiaionary,
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Cree Hymn: Mr. Samuel Dmver, lW.8. Dreaver, Mr. JWW Blrd
AddlxlssES
Bishop Prud'bmme, Roman Catholic Church, Prince Albert, Sask
B W p Burd, BngUcmn Church, m e AJbert, W k .
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~ r .~i-, Mcderatar vzited ~ h ~ r c :inh ~madz1. I!
Dr. M m = , Prtace Albrt, &fng for the Moderator of the Pres- ,
byterfan Chmh In Canada 1
Canon Ahenehw, AngNcan CTbupCh, Fort a la Come, Bask. 1
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pmpr with miqm~re:B W W ~
H ~ W , ~ q l i - n church, Baskatooa. i,
#pm,"Tkarer My W TTIm." )I
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1 Nearer my W, to 8 There let the way appear 1
Newer to Tbeie; Step! -to heaven; 1

E'en though it be a emSS AU that Thou send& me


mat W~ethme; In m3my &pen; I
S t U all my sang SWbe, Angels W beckon me
Nearer, m y God, t o 'I'hee, Nearer, my Gad, to m,
Nearer t o Thee. Nearer to The.
2 Though like tEe wanderer, Q Then with my waking thoughts, I
The m gone down, Bright with 'Shy prafrre I

Darkness be over me, Out of m y $tow grief8


M y rest a artone; Biethel F11 raise; l
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Yet 3n m y dreams I'd be by m y wow to be
Nearer, m y W, to Thee, N e ~ r my, God, to Thee, I
Nearer to Thee. N ~ Rb P Thee. L

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t. BeoediGtion: Rev. Jas. WUaroa

fa) rsi ful&w BWg [Udm hck) by C l h i d G e o - t m (Jw


Dmver, 5 yeam old).
I ~aS- a BOIPOF W m& lsana m-8 pp- m*.-
cimwml@-waul. and his pzwQrl
(c) TW mdvtrl at mea of Their IWt!dI;enciesi and W y .
Cd) we1come by lhdian carrying the Pipe o;f 1txum.
i Fe) &&an dancers mnduct the Vk?e-Rq@ prrr@$ h the twmp.

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(3) pmsmtation to Obemrzftr -wkw (CbfdTelIer of w j
of a pmwnt for His Mw&y Chief Morning Bar (King Bdw&M
on the occasion 69 hls coronation.
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ik) P ~ e n t a t i o nto Their. Escellencies of the persona engaged 45 years
o r more in Indian work.
(1) Making ~rime-?@WetefW. L. Mackenzie King a chief. Chief Otee-
nesew Weeusowew ( Chief Wise Counseller).
( m ) Reading of addresses of appreciation to the various churches en-
gaged in work among the Indians of this treaty.
( n ) Indian Holrsa lX&e. Bdaster of cererno- ;Chief Sarn Swimmer.
~ e e h r n e n t sserved to Their Excellencie&.,
CO,E~W@worn by Acting Chief Joseph Dreaver ( Xistawasis) , Chief
Ahenekew ( S t a r Blanket), Sam Swimmer (Poundmaker), Joseph Johnson
(Lieutenant Governor Morris), Norman Johnson ancl G e e Bird (Commis-
sioners) a n d Harvey Dreaver (Hudson's Bay Factor) were made t o measure
in Winnipeg.
Interpreter: Sammy Dreaver.
The Eoys' ,& , W r e t , Miss Nellie Small, the Kiltie Band and also
the Boys' Band i&a+ocm in attendance.
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prologue
Ayeh! The Cree Tribe speaks,s,--and, light h&!red Muneas, Wen!
U you would turn your gaze back sixty years,
FQFthe time of two sun's journeys is all too short,
To r e e n a d for you, the happenings of that by-gone day,
When all these wooded slope^ and daisded fields
~ c h o e dP;o no wlsite manQ#
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W back with W,but one brief glance,

l$ut. W@ the wwderfng Be& of buffalo,


$eat by Mtze MmUtm IQ those happy far off days,
TQ m mm pwlxu Esnd m a o w s ,
bat we ~b cudmm might sat Zwk,
For mset to eot m robes to keep us W-
Look once 8gab wlth us lm Worn dayrs, 'J
When sMIJful wambra rode e e plains,
zb@x to that m m wme,
When &ging pineis fawed no htrudvn save the berry-picldng maiden, /
And the alr above only aibmted in v p a t h y to evening pow-wow or ;
war drums ai the brave. !
We have come together once again to re-enact before your gaze the Treaty
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By wMch we gaw a# QW I a n c i ~away-


Ye~,-wiUngly, nor would we wish it changed.
We pray you ts Wve patience with us as we play our former role, nI
We a.& you to e x c w W if! we lack our former kal m waver in our step,
Ch? fail to catch the note m long since subdued. !
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Aad fsrewel2, happy viaions of the past,


(Or &ay,--perhapsi this hraa b e n Reality and all that &-the vision).
Farewell, 03d memoriea of those happy yeam which once again must fade,
as now we hide deep away witbin our bma&
We treatied with the G& W t e MOW%s h t y years ago,
( N m d.0 we wf.z& to UVB diherwSae),
H by dwelhg on the memoriw of the pm& irom Wne to time # helps
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eW play their p e ,
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E such lesscm from by-gate days serve weli to wur -them ark a Uttle,
So that #ey are &rmgtheoed to .become more efficient in our great Mm- .
itmfa plan -and sheme of things,
Tlmn wa had ever tb be in former time@,
-Then we are content.
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Setting up Indian Caanp, after arrival by


Fladrg of Chief's tepee.

Preparation
enant Governor.
(b) Departure of mwenger from Hudmn'~Bay Fort ts mak@$w&&a
as to the arrival of the Lieutenant Governor. . - .-c- - -
(Short interval. Musical Ride by RC.XP.
(C) Return of messenger with n e w
(d) Immediate departure of MomWl NlBe to m& f&q&m#?
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(e) Arrival of Governor at Fort, k&hmps~rf,edby p~ltde'emwt,
coming Indians in ceremonial dance. 7;'r

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(f) Head Chiefs Mistawasis, Star Blanket and Poundmaker k%ve the
Fort to weIcome the Lieutenant Governor. 1-

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(g) Chiefs and all Indians return to their respective camps.
(Short interval during which announcer tells audience the story in
I few words of the locality of Lieutenant Governor's tents, also t b

row-wow and dancing.

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m,on ths 5 t h of September*

Winnipeg and gave the Queer's mwsrage to the Swampy Crees olnd they and
X, acting for the Queen, came together heart t o heart; and now that the
fndlarrs of the East understand the Queen and her comdllors, I come to you.
And why ia &ll done? I will tell you: it is because you are the subjects .
04 the Queen m I am. She -a much for one of you as she does for one
of her white mbfecta other day a party of Tmquoia were taken t o
Lrmglmd mrolaht the ocean; the Queen heard of it, and sent to them =*g, l
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? want ta eee my Red Children, took their hands m d gave each a& them ,

her picture, and gent them away happy with her goodness.
"Before T came here I was one of the Queen's muncillors at Ottawa.
We have many Indians there a s here, but f o r many years there has been
friendship between the British and the Indians. We respect the Indians a s
brothers and as men. Let me give you a proof of it. Years ago there was
war between the British and the Americans; there was a great battle; there m
were two brave chief warriors in the British Isles, one wore the red coat,
the other dressed as you do, but they fought side by side as brothers; the
one was Brock and the other was Tecumsey whose memory will never die;
the blood of both will water the ground; the bones of Tecumsey were hid
by his friends; the remains of Brock by his, and now a great piIe of stones
- stands up towards Heaven in his memory. Any now the white man is search-
ing for the remains of Tecurnsey, and when they find him, they will build
another monument of the Indian. I hope the days of fighting a r e over, but
notwithstanding, the whites are your friends in these days of pmce as in
- . . . . I a m very happy by the way the Indians have met me.
war.
"We a r e not here as traders, I do not come as to buy or sell horses or

I goods, I come to you children of the Queen, to t r y to help you; when I say
yes I mean it, and when I say no, I mean it too.
"I want you to think of m y words, I want to tell you that what we talk
about is very important.- ---.
What I trust and hope we will do is not for today
only, but should continue a s long as the sun shone and the water flowed. My
words will paas away and so will yours so I always write down what I prom-
ise that our children m a y know what we said and did. Next year I shall
aend copies of what is written in the treaty printed on skin, so that it cannot
rub out or be destroyed, and one shall be given to each chief, so that there
~IUU be no miat.akea,

'Wten f m f.o pay yearly five dol&w@p m head %F every. maa, woman
awl c4Ud The Caspxf'ar and h a men'$ will wear out, they are memat
ta be worn whm nwwmryI tO. -,W W they w e officers of the Qwn,.;and
every third yew be mpbmd by MW ones. .L ):

"~nd now, m tbe I you for the open ear yau$qi$e


given me, I MlCI out my h W to yau full (YP the Queen's
ou will not put it back. We have no object but to discha
%e ,Queen and towards you. Now my hand ia atretched out
irr for you t o say whether you will take it m d do I tbink
flm the gaod of your people.
"What I have said has been in the face of the people. These things will
h l d good next year for those who are away. I have done. What do you
Bay?"
(c) Reply by Mistawasis, and request for a few days to think over the
offer.
'We have heard all he has told us, but I m n t to tell him how it is -,vith
U& a# well. When a thing is thought of quietly, probably t h a t is tile best
WW. I ask this much of thia day that we go ancl think of his w o :'?S."
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(d) Governor: "This h m been a great day for us all. JIrhen you go aT,.;a:-,
tbhk af my words. !Fry to understand what my hesrt is towa;>c!s you. 1 7.7-iii
tzWk that we come together hand to h a i d and heart to heart, I t l u s t that
Ged will blws this bright day f o r our own good, anci give your chief s n c i
~ptuacWorswisdom so t h a t you will accept the worils of your goveinor. I
have id."
(e) S&ortinterval. Dance.
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(f) Rea$pearance of the Governor.
Governor: " I n a n Children cif the Queen, it L now a we& today &ace
I came here on tbe day that I said I would. I have to go M fa&& when
I leave here, and then a long journey home to the. Red Mmr. I haye nd
hurried you. You have bad two day@ to W~irik. I -h to h- fronl' gou,
My ears are open and I whh to hear the voices of your pPimip&!d C%b%fb,
I a m waiting-."
Ig ) 00 pee too kemk han a p ee wee'y3n (Pwmdqker) : " W e &ave 3wsmi
yoururorcls, we a r e gIad to hear you, and havegatheredin council, and tbeugh* -
the words over amongst us and are glad to hear how we may live by oul:
own work. Whea I commence to settle on the lands t o make a living far
m;yself and my chixdren 'I beg of you to assist me in every way poPrsibZ8. Wheg
I a m at a loersl m to how to proceed I want W @vice of tfre govePgMent.
The children yet un"barn, I wish you to &at them in the same waflnm they
advance in civilbation like the white mm. This is all I have W told to
abs;g now. Z"hfrr b the voice of the peagle;"
@vernor: Y have heard the voice of the people and a m glad to knou-
m y $se I ~ a W a g -forward to having their children civilizect. The Queen's
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Chipweyan: (Loud talking: to the Indian

Tee Tee Quay Say: "Listen to me, my friends, you will soon hear what
the interpreter has to say for us."
Interpreter: "The Indians have agreed in council to ask for one ox and
a cow to each family, four hoes, two spades, two scythes and a whetstone
for each family. Two axes, two hay forks, two reaping hooks, one plough
and one harrow for every three families. To each chief one chest of tools.
Seed of every kind to every one cultivating the soil. To make some provision
to the blind, halt and lame. To supply us wlth a minister and school teacher
of whatever denomination we belong to. To prevent fire water being sold
in the whole of Saskatchewan. When timber becomes scarce on our reserves
we want to be able to take it anywhere on the commons. We want to be
allowed to hunt on any place as usual. If a government bridge is built on
any place on the Saskatchewan we want passage free. One boar, two sows,
one horse, harness and wagon for each chief. One cooking stove for each
chief, medicines free of cost. In case of war occurring in the country we do
not want to be obliged to serve in it. When we look back to the past we do
not see where the Cree Nation has ever watered the ground with the white
man's blood. He has always been our friend, and we his. Trusting to the
Giver of all good, to the generosity of the Queen, and to the Governor and
his councillors, we hope you will grant us this request."
The Badger: "I do not want you to feed me every day, you must not
understand that. When we commence to settle down on the ground, it is then
we want your help."
Governor: "You will remember the promises which I have dready made;
I said I would get you seed. You need not concern youmeIves so much about
your grandchildren. Your children will be taught and then they will be as
well able to take care of themselves as the whites around them."
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l 1S8istawaais: "It is well known that if we have plenty to eat from our
gardens that we would not still insist on getting more provisions, but it is in
the case of any extremity, and fmm the ignorance of the Indian in commenc-
ing t o settle, that we thus speak. We are a s yet in the dark, this is not a
trivlal matter to us. What we speak of and do now will l& as long as Ule
sun shines and the river runs, and we are looking forward to our children's
hildren, for we are old and have not many days to live.':,*,,

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thmugh the Imd; open the way, I speak for the children that they may be
glad; the land 19 wide, there ie plenty of room. My mouth is full of milk,
f am only s sucWng chfld; I a m glad; have compassion on the manner in
whka I Bsve b e n brought up; let our children be clothed; let us now stand
fn the light of day to eree our way on the earth; long ago it wyas good when
we first were made, I wbh the same were back again. But now the law has
eame aad in that I wish to walk What God has said, and our mother h-
(tha -), arid thege our brethren, l& it be m.?'
ekrvemm: *Tndiam,I made you an offer. You have asked far many
W g a , mme of which I have prombed. You are W other Indians I have
met, you ea;n ask very well, You are right in asking becaum you am saying
what, is in your rnhls. I wlll now mnault wlth m y brother comn&&one~s~
EPad @vs you an answer in ar Little While."
[Short interval.) Dance.
Govsmr: "I am Peady now to answer you, but I am not going to W
Uke a m m bmgahhg for a horsle. I have considered well what you aaW
for, and m y ammer Wll be fimL 1 cannot grant eve~ythingyou sak, bW
1 will go ras far aa I can, ancl I can only say you will be acting; in your m
Mere& If you take m y 'batld.
'+T told you yesterday, that if in any great s k k n e ~or famine, that on
the Queen being informed by the agent, she h her goodness will give arllch
help sa ahe thought the Tndians needed. The help k a t you ask should be
given a9ter you go onto your reserves, for three- years only, for after that
time you ahould have food of p u r own raising beaid* all the things that
are given to you. Therefore I would agree t o give every spring to those
cultivating the soil the gum of one thousand dollars for tbree years to assist
you in buying provisioas while planting the ground. I expect you to be rea-
mnhble, none of us get all our own way. You asked for four hoes, two spades,
two scythes and whetdone, two axes, two hay forks, two reaping hooks for
each family. I am willing to give them to every family &ivatfng the B&.
You ask for a Plough and harrow for every three f d a 1 am willing t.u
give them an the same orrnditbm. The carpentemp mkt aa well W the seal
we almady p r o d e d , I cartnut rxntbrbkd the r e q m a & U i ~Or p m -
ising provision for the blind, halt sad lame. I n all parts of taae Dominion
we have them. The poor whites haw, a s much right to be helped as the poor
Indian. If you are prosperous yourselves you can help your poor brother.
"You ask for school teachers and ministers. With regard to the min-
isters I cannot interfere. There are large societies formed for the purpose of
sending the Gospel to the Indiana. The government does not provie& minis-
ters anywhere in Canada. I had already promised you that when you settled
down and there were enough children, schools would be maintained. You
see missionaries here on the grounds, both Roman Catholic and Protestant,
here in the country for many years. As I t has been in the past, so i t will
be again, you will not be forgotten.
"You want t o be at liberty to hunt a s before. 3 told you we did not want
t o take that means of living from you, you h3MW i t as before, only this, if
any man, whether Indian or halfbreed, had a good field of grain, you would
not destroy it with your hunt. I n regard to bridges and scows on which you
want free passage, I do not think it likely that the government will build
any. They prefer to leave i t to private enterprise to provide these things.
"In case of war, you ask not to be compelled to fight. I trust there will
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witnesses, whites and metis, around us. W h a t we have clone has been done
i n the presence of t h e Great Spirit a n d in the face of t h e people.
"I will a s k the interpreter to read t o you w h a t h a s been written, a n d
before I go away, I will have a copy made to leave with t h e principal chiefs.
The payments will be made tomorrow, the suit of clothes, the medal and flags
given also, besides which a present of calico shirts, tobacco, pipes and other
articles will be given to the Indians."
Mistawasis: "I wish to speak a word for some halfbreeds who wish t o
live on the reserve with us, they a r e a s poor a s we a r e anci need help."
Governor: "How many a r e there?"
Mistawasis: "About twenty."
Governor: "The Queen h a s been kind to t h e halfh~*eecls
of t h e Red River
and h a s given them much land; we did not come a s messengers to t h e half-
breeds hut t o the Indians. The small class of halfbreeds who live a s Indians,
and with the Indians c a n he regarded a s Indians and the commissioners c a n
judge of each case on its on.11 merits a s i t comes up, and will report their
action to the Queen's councillors for their approval."
(Signing of the Treaty by Lieutenant Governor, Hon. J a m e s McKay,
Hon. \V. J. Christie, Mistawasis, Ahtackcoop a n d remaincler of chiefs a n d
councillors.)
Awards of medals, flags and uniforms.

EPISODE V
Arsival of chiefs in uniform to bicl good-bye.
Governor: "I have to s a y farewell. We have clone a good vbrork. W e will
never all meet again face to face but I p r a y God's blessing xpon you t o make
you prosperous, and I bicl you farexell.
( h ) General shout.
(C) Three cheers for the Queen.
(cl) God Save t h e King.