Report on the affairs of the Indians in Canada : laid before the Legislative Assembly, 20th March, 1845
Bagot report

Report on the affairs of the Indians in Canada : laid before the Legislative Assembly, 20th March, 1845
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1845
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Creators
Sir Charles Bagot, Rawson William Rawson, John Davidson , William Hepburn
Description
A report commissioned in 1842 by Governor General Sir Charles Bagot, and prepared by Report Commissioners, Rawson William Rawson, John Davidson and William Hepburn. It contained a number of recommendations to deal with perceived problems with Indigenous people. Significantly, it recommended the establishment of Residential Schools to separate children from their families and ensure their "civilization."
Curatorial comment
As an early province of the British Empire, Upper and Lower Canada provided plans for the administration of Indian Affairs. Under a commission led by Sir Charles Bagot, recommendations were made to control "Indian Affairs" through the assimilation and education of "Native children." The Bagot Commission report is a clear plan of colonial control which was operating prior to Confederation in 1867.
Language
English

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Alternate Title(s)
Bagot Commission Report
Report on the affairs of the Indians in Canada
Contents
Section I. History of the relations between the government and the Indians -- Section II. Past and present conditions of the Indians.
Notes
Section III of this report is available as the Report on the affairs of the Indians in Canada. Section III, linked below. 

Presented to the Legislative Assembly of Canada, Kingston, March 20th, 1845.

Report prepared by Rawson William Rawson, John Davidson and William Hepburn, Commissioners, appointed Oct. 10, 1842 by Sir Charles Bagot, Governor General of British North America.

Text in two columns.

At head of each page: "8 Victoriae. Appendix (EEE), A.1844-5".
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