Failure to Distribute Farming Implements to Treaty 4 Bands


Will Wagner was sent an order to distribute farm implements to the bands in Treaty 4, but received the order too late to follow through with the request. Wagner stated, however, that had he received the order in time, he would still not have distributed the implements, believing they would simply have been sold instead of used by the Indigenous people.

The government did not provide the farming implements that had been part of the treaty negotiations and included in the written documents. This presented a barrier to the economic success of Indigenous people as it made it difficult, if not impossible, to engage in agricultural pursuits.