Treaty No. 5 – 1875 – Berens River

Lieutenant Governor Alexander Morris stated: “We met the Indians at four o’clock and explained the object of our visit. The question of Reserves was one of some difficulty but eventually this was arranged and the Indians agreed to accept of our offers and the Indenture of the Treaty was signed by the Chiefs & headmen at 11 p.m. The payment of the present of five dollars per head, provided by the Treaty, was immediately commenced by Mr. McKay and the Hon. Thomas Howard, who accompanied me as Secretary and Pay Master, and was continued until one a.m. when the payment was concluded.”

The Treaties of Canada with the Indians, Lieutenant Governor Morris, “The Winnipeg Treaty” page 147.