Numbered Treaties and the Indian Act of 1876
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Numbered Treaties and the Indian Act of 1876
About the 11 Numbered Treaties and the Indian Act of 1876 and how it affected the First Nations people
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Where the treaties affected

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The locations of where and what each treaty took from the First Nations people in the deal. The number of the Treaty is also shown.

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Smallpox

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With the settlers brought their diseases. One of the most damaging was the smallpox. The new diseases had a devestating affect on the First Nations people. They did not have the proper medicines to cure the disease, nor was their immune system ready for this new threat. Their herbal medicines were no match for this disease and the population was decimated. 

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The Plains Bison

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The near extinction of the plains bison. The bison were the Natives' main source of food and they used it wisely. They did not waste any part of the bison, but then the settlers came along. The settlers killed the buffalo because they were destroying their crop and took only what they wanted. The skeletons of hundereds of buffalo scattered the land and was a result of the near-extinction of the bison. This also caused many of the first Nations tribes to starve and gave them more reason to sign the Treaties promising food and land.

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The Reason

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Why? Three main reasons. The near-extinction of the plains bison, whiskey traders and diseases.

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Whiskey Traders

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With the settlers wanting to make money from trade, some decided to illegally sell whiskey to the First Nations people. These First Nations, unused to this liquid quickly became addicts and craved more. Alcohol also ripped apart many First Nations societies. The First Nations would trade fur for alcohol and became frequent customers of the whiskey traders.

 

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