Treaty No. 7 Site

Kayak (Canada) - - BACKYARD HISTORY -

A plaque on the Bow River in the Black­foot First Nation com­mu­nity south­east of Calgary marks the spot where five First Na­tions made Treaty No. 7 in 1877. With set­tlers push­ing into their land and the bi­son herds dis­ap­pear­ing, the First Na­tions agreed to share 130,000 square kilo­me­tres of their an­ces­tral lands. That’s about the size of the coun­try of Greece. The area has been an im­por­tant meet­ing place and camp­site for First Na­tions peo­ple for thou­sands of years. It is now part of the Black­foot Cross­ing Na­tional His­toric Site of Canada.

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