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Crowfoot, Blackfoot Crossing via Gleichen to John A. McDonald, Ottawa re Crowfoot's message declaring loyalty to the Queen.
Ottawa On behalf of myself & my people I wish to send through you to the Great Mother the words I have given to the Governor at a council held at which all my minor Chiefs & young men were present we are agreed and determined to remain loyal to the Queen our young men will go to work on their reserves and will raise all the crops we can and we hope the Government will help us to sell wha we can raise continued reports and many lies are brought to us and- we don't know what to believe but now that we have seen the Governor and heard him speak we will shut our ears and only listen to and believe what is told to us through the Governor should any Indians come to our reserves and ask us to join them in war we will send them away I have sent messengers to the Bloods and Peigan who belong to our treaty to tell them what we are doing & what we intend to do about the trouble I want Mr Dewdney to be with us & all my men are of the same mind words I sent by Father Lacombe I answered we will be Loyal to the Queen whatever happens I have copy of this and when the trouble is over will have it with pride to show to the Queens men & we leave our future in your hands we have asked for nothing but the Governor has given us a lot of present of tea & tobacco he will tell you what other talk we had at our Council,
it was all good not a bad- word
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