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The Royal Proclamation of 1763


When discussing treaties, one of the most important historical documents is the Royal Proclamation of 1763. It was issued by King George III of England and was intended to keep Indians as allies during times of war and to keep them as trading partners. Some of the important principles in the Royal Proclamation include: First Nations still refer to the Royal Proclamation as evidence of their sovereignty and their rights to lands and resources.

Taken from:
http://www.saskschools.ca/~aboriginal_res/treaty10.htm