This archived Web page remains online for reference, research or recordkeeping purposes. This page will not be altered or updated. Web pages that are archived on the Internet are not subject to the Government of Canada Web Standards. As per the Communications Policy of the Government of Canada, you can request alternate formats of this page on the Contact Us page.
The Treaty 8 Commission offered to compensate the Métis with money scrips. Their names (and their award) were recorded in registers, such as the one shown here.
Unfortunately, most Métis did not completely comprehend the scrip system and they opted to sell them ‘on the spot’ to representatives of the western banks. The buyers generally paid only a fraction of the scrip’s face value.
Ref. No.: RG 15, vol. 1485
See also Métis Scrip Records