In addition to their three small reserves located on the Lake Ontario shoreline, the Mississaugas of the Credit held 648,000 acres of land north of the Head of the Lake Purchase lands and extending to the unceded territory of the Chippewa of Lakes Huron and Simcoe. In mid-October, 1818, the Chippewa ceded their land to the Crown in the Lake Simcoe-Nottawasaga Treaty and, by the end of October, the Crown sought to purchase the adjacent lands of the Mississaugas of the Credit.

The Deputy Superintendent of the Indian Department, William Claus, met with the Mississaugas from October 27-29, 1818, and proposed that the Mississaugas sell their 648,000 acres of land in exchange for an annual amount of goods. The continuous inflow of settlers into their lands and fisheries had weakened the Mississaugas’ traditional economy and had left them in a state of impoverishment and a rapidly declining population. In their enfeebled state, Chief Ajetance, on behalf of the assembled people, readily agreed to the sale of their lands for £522.10 of goods paid annually.

Major cities found within the lands of the Ajetance Purchase of 1818 include Brampton and Milton.

Orange Shirt Day Contest!

September 30th, 2019|0 Comments

The Orange Shirt Society and Medicine Wheel Education are working together to create The Official Orange Shirt Day Text Book along with Phyllis Webstad, who’s personal story inspired the movement. A portion of the proceeds [...]

Origin of Orange Shirt Day

September 27th, 2019|0 Comments

Monday, September 30, 2019 is Orange Shirt Day. This is the story of Phyllis Webstad.   "I went to the Mission for one school year in 1973/1974. I had just turned 6 years old. I [...]