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Royal Proclamation, 1763

Title

Royal Proclamation, 1763

Subject

Canada
Legal Systems
Indigenous peoples
Indigenous land rights
Indigenous law

Description

From the website of the Government of Canada, Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, "250th Anniversary of the Royal Proclamation of 1763":
"On October 7, 1763, King George III issued a Royal Proclamation establishing a new administrative structure for the recently acquired territories in North America. He also established new rules and protocols for future relations with First Nations people.

"The Proclamation has two significant parts. First, it defined the land west of the established colonies as "Indian Territories", where First Nations people "should not be molested or disturbed" by settlers and where the Indian Department would be the primary liaison between the Crown and First Nations people; and second, in order to prevent any future abuse, the Proclamation prohibited colonial governors from making any grants or taking any land cessions from First Nations people and established a set of protocols and procedures for the purchasing of First Nations land."

See online: online: https://www.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/eng/1370355181092/1370355203645
Image file: image of one of the three existing copies of the Royal Proclamation of 1763
PDF file: Transcript of the Royal Proclamation, 1763

Creator

King George III of England

Source

Image file: Royal Proclamation, King George III of England Issued October 7, 1763. Broadside. Library and Archives Canada, e010778430, AMICUS no. 7468714
PDF file: derived from Clarence S. Brigham, ed., British Royal Proclamations Relating to America, Volume 12, Transactions and Collections of the American Antiquarian Society (Worcester, Massachusetts: American Antiquarian Society, 1911), pp. 212-18, which reproduces the original text of the Proclamation printed by the King's Printer, Mark Baskett, in London in 1763.
Government of Canada, Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, "250th Anniversary of the Royal Proclamation of 1763", online: https://www.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/eng/1370355181092/1370355203645

Publisher

Library and Archives Canada
Government of Canada, Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada,
Clarence S. Brigham, ed., British Royal Proclamations Relating to America, Volume 12, Transactions and Collections of the American Antiquarian Society (Worcester, Massachusetts: American Antiquarian Society, 1911),
King's Printer, Mark Baskett, in London, 1763.

Date

October 7, 1763

Rights

Public Domain
Image credit:Library and Archives Canada
Textual transcription credit:Clarence S. Brigham, ed., British Royal Proclamations Relating to America, Volume 12, Transactions and Collections of the American Antiquarian Society (Worcester, Massachusetts: American Antiquarian Society, 1911),
Original text credit: King's Printer, Mark Baskett, in London, 1763

Relation

Government of Canada, Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, "250th Anniversary of the Royal Proclamation of 1763", online: https://www.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/eng/1370355181092/1370355203645

Format

image file/jpeg
text file/PDF

Language

English

Type

Text
Text

Original Format

Text

Files

Royal Proclamation 1763.jpg

Citation

King George III of England , “Royal Proclamation, 1763,” Exhibits, accessed June 30, 2022, https://exhibits.library.utoronto.ca/items/show/2470.