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Metis Family History Research: Land Records

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Home of a mixed blood Indian, 1920.

Metis Scrip Records via the Library and Archives of Canada
Scrip was a special certificate or warrant issued by the Department of the Interior which entitled the bearer to receive homestead lands, at a later date, upon presentation of the document to the proper authorities. The records are an invaluable source on the genealogy of the first Métis communities.  These documents provide geographical, genealogical, occupational and economic information on the Metis population.  
MNHS call number: Available online via the Library and Archives of Canada

Manitoba Scrip, by Gail Morin
MNHS call number: E99.M47 M675 1996

North West Half-Breed Scrip, by Gail Morin
MNHS call number: E99.M47 M677 1997

Ottawa, Ojibwe, and Mixed Blood Script and Patent Records, 1837-1882.
Photocopies of reports documenting the issuance of scrip in response to claims made under three treaties and a photocopied list of mixed blood patents taken from a separate report.
MNHS call number: +178

Useful Terms

Scrip - a special certificate or warrant issued by the Department of the Interior which entitled the bearer to receive homestead lands, at a later date, upon presentation of the document to the proper authorities.

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