This factsheet contextualizes the significance of the Royal Proclamation of 1763 within a much broader history of treaty making that extends prior to European contact. The factsheet compares the Royal Proclamation of 1763 with the Treaty of Niagara of 1764 to highlight the legal legacy of this treaty and the importance of centering First Nations perspectives in treaty histories.
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Government of Canada. (Edited July 30, 2020). "Treaties and Agreements." https://www.rcaanc-cirnac.gc.ca/eng/1100100028574/1529354437231#chp2
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Simpson, L. (2008). "Looking after Gdoo-naaganinaa: Precolonial Nishnaabeg Diplomatic and Treaty Relationships." Wicazo Sa Review 23 (2), pp. 29-42. DOI: doi:10.1353/wic.0.0001