Manitowaning Indian Treaties, The

The treaties of 1836 and 1862 between chiefs of the Ojibwa and Ottawa nations and the Canadian government greatly influenced the future of Manitoulin. The first treaty designated the entire island as a reserve for all natives wishing to settle there, while the second opened Manitoulin, exclusive of its eastern peninsula, to general settlement.


On the grounds of the Assiginack Museum, Arthur and Nelson Streets, Manitowaning

Region: Northern Ontario

County/District: District of Manitoulin

Municipality: Manitowaning