Meeting with Dewdney at Carlton


Edgar Dewdney attended a meeting at Carlton with Chiefs Kee-too-wa-han, Atahkakoop (Starblanket), and Mistawasis. These Chiefs represented the interests of their people and shared their grievances regarding reserve land and government-provided supplies. Dewdney accepted their complaints as legitimate and acknowledged that surveyors who had established the boundaries of their respective reserves had not established correct boundaries. As well, the cattle that had been provided to them were "sore footed, poor and wild." Dewdney promised to alter the boundaries of the reserve and replace their cattle. He also gave them supplies of flour, tobacco, and tea, and told them that a farm instructor would soon arrive at the reserves to assist them.