Creation of Grand River Six Nations Reserve, Jan. 14, 1793

Document Summary:

John Graves Simcoe, on the behalf of King George III, formally grants a reserve along the Grand River to Mohawk Indians who had:

  • Lost land to the newly created United States.

  • Remained loyal to the British Crown.

The land has been purchased from the Mississauga Indians. The loyalist Mohawk are to enjoy the use of this land "for ever." [sic]

Historical Note

This land transfer leads to the creation of the famous Six Nations Reserve, near Brantford, Ontario.