North-West Rebellion military bounty land warrants and money scrip [textual record (some microform)] [1885-1913]
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North-West Rebellion military bounty land warrants and money scrip [textual record (some microform)] [1885-1913]Hierarchical level:Sub-seriesDate:1885-1913, microfilmed [ca. 1948-1970]Reference:R190-63-5-E, RG15-D-II-9-d, RG15-D-II-9-e, RG15-D-II-9-f, RG15-D-II-9-g, RG15-D-II-9-iType of material:Textual materialFound in:Archives / Collections and FondsItem ID number:156385
Record Information – DetailsSub-series includes:148 lower level description(s)View lower level description(s)Date(s):1885-1913, microfilmed [ca. 1948-1970]Place of creation:CanadaExtent:ca. 1300 aperture cards.
3.0 m of textual recordsLanguage of material:EnglishScope and content:Sub-series consists of records relating to the land warrants and money scrip issued to all members of the militia (later this also included scouts, the crew of the Northcote, and medical staff, see 49 Vic., c. 29, 1886) who were actively engaged west of Port Arthur in the suppression of the Métis and Indian rebellion of 1885. Under authority of 48-49 Vic., c. 73, 1885, militia members were entitled to two adjoining quarter sections (320 acres) in any even numbered section of unoccupied Dominion lands opened for homestead entry. The grant was subject to the conditions that entry was filed by August 1, 1886, and that the grantee had begun to reside upon and cultivate the land within six months after the deadline (this deadline was later extended through a series of Acts to December 31, 1908, see 6 Edw., c. 30, 1906). The grant was also subject to all the terms and conditions of homestead required by the Dominion Lands Act (35 Vic., c. 23, 1872). In lieu of a land grant, members could receive a certificate in the amount of 0 which could be applied towards payment for any federal lands open for sale (i.e. school lands) or for the right of first refusal, or could be used as payment against land leased for grazing or cutting hay. The member could appoint a substitute to receive his grant or certificate, stipulating that the substitute could normally receive settlement registration under the Dominion Lands Act. All grants and certificates offered under the provisions of this Act would be issued by the Department of the Interior upon receipt of a bounty warrant issued in favor of the applicant by the Department of Militia and Defence.
The sub-series includes the bounty warrants issued by the Department of Militia and Defence (RG15 volumes 1629-1633), money scrip notes (RG15 volumes 1404-1405), receipts for warrants and money scrip (RG15 volumes 1634-1638), warrant stubs for homestead permits (RG15 volumes 1639-1644), and registers (aperture card book numbers 45-49, two copies: R190 volumes 3236-3237 and 3297-3298).Finding aid:(Paper) Finding aid 15-34 is a typed file list for Aperture Card Books, Numbers 45-49. 15-34 (90: Open)(Paper) The money scrip and warrant stubs for homestead permits are organized numerically, within their respective volumes, according to the registration numbers on the face of each document. To find the records associated with the military bounty awarded to a particular individual when the individual record numbers are unknown, researchers must first consult the "Alphabetical Index to Military Bounty Claimants Respecting Grant of Lands to Members of the Militia Force on Active Service in North-West, 1885 Rebellion" (aperture card book number 46). This register is an alphabetical listing of all members of the militia. It notes the claimant's militia warrant number, his/her homestead permit number or money scrip number, the file number assigned to the claimant's case, and the claimant's assignee (if such a person was appointed). In some instances the claimant's case file is still retained by the National Archives in the central registry of the Dominion Lands Branch (now MIKAN record 156349, formerly RG 15, series D II 1 ). Money scrip note numbers 001-2600 are found in volume 1404 and note numbers 2601-5126 in volume 1405.(Paper) The receipts for warrants and money scrip are also organized by their registration number. However, to find this number researchers must refer to the "Register of Military Bounty Warrants, 1885 Rebellion" (aperture card book numbers 47-49). This register is organized by military warrant number, which can be obtained for each individual from the alphabetical index described above. By using military warrant number, researchers will be able to find the appropriate entry in "Register of Military Bounty" (aperture card books 47-49). The latter has a separate column that gives the receipt number.(Paper) The bounty warrants are also organized numerically, but under a different numbering system from the registration number which appears on the face of the document. The registration number, or the military bounty warrant number as it was called, was applied to each document by the Department of Militia and Defence. The Department of the Interior, however, applied its own, hand-written number to each document which it called the military land warrant number. This number was also hand-written by departmental administrators on the face of the receipts and on the warrants stubs for homestead permits. To find the bounty warrant issued to a particular individual, researchers must first use one of the methods cited above to find either the receipt or the warrant stub for homestead permit. Either one of these documents will then give the military land warrant number, which can then be used to retrieve the proper bounty warrant.Textual records (Electronic) The finding aid's file level descriptions (for volumes 1629-1633) can be accessed through the "consists of" field in the MIKAN record. A paper copy is also available in the Reference room. 15-33 (90: Open)Textual records (Electronic) Finding aid 15-33 is a verified file and item list indicating item number, file and item title, ecopy number, outside dates and box numbers. 15-33 (90: Open)
http://data2.archives.ca/pdf/pdf002/15-33_156385_vols1404-1405, 1629-1644.pdfAdditional information:General Note:The North West Resistance (or North West Rebellion) was an uprising in what is now Saskatchewan and Alberta. It began in 1884, when Louis Riel returned to Canada to advocate for the rights of the Métis of Saskatchewan and formed a provisional government. Riel led an armed insurgency, fought mainly by Métis and some First Nations allies. It ended with their defeat by federal troops at the Battle of Batoche on May 9, 1885.Source of title:Title is based on the contents of the sub-series.Custodial history:The aperture cards in this sub-series were created by a successor to the Department of the Interior sometime between 1948 and 1970. They were copied from original registers and ledgers and the originals were then destroyed. The aperture cards were then transferred to the National Archives in the early 1970s.
RG15 Aperture Card books were available in the LAC reference room until January 2023.Accruals:No further accruals are expected.Source:Government
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