- Microfilmed 1967 (originally created 1887-1889) (Creation)
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1 microfilm reel
Name of creator
Jean-Louis Legare was a Canadian trader at the Metis settlement of Willow Bunch in the Wood Mountain region of Saskatchewan. Following their defeat of American forces at Little Big Horn in 1876, the Dakota chief, Sitting Bull, and his band sought refuge in Canada near Legare’s post. Legare provided them with provisions, and helped persuade them to return peacefully to American territory in 1881. Legare sought compensation for his efforts from the American government. For further information see Brian Hubner and Diane Paulette Payment "Jean-Louis Legare" Dictionary of Canadian Biography, volume 14, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2000.
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The fonds consists of findings of fact (judgement), petitions (statements of claim), exhibits, and verbal evidence presented in the case of Legare vs the United States, in the Court of Claims, a federal court of the United States government which heard cases of claims again the government.
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No restrictions on access.
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The material is in English.
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No finding aid.
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The original records are held at National Archives and Records Service, Washington, D.C., USA, Record Group 123, C.J. no. 15713.
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