“My Indian brothers…I have shaken hands with you a few of you, I shake hands with all of you in my heart. God has given us a good day, I trust his eye is upon us and that what we do will be for the benefit of his children…You are, like me and my friends who are withme, Children of the Queen. We are of the same blood, the same God made us, and the same queen rules over us.”
– Governor Morris opening statement to Treaty 6
“Can we stop the power of the white man from spreading over the land like the grasshoppers that cloud the sky and then fall to consume every blade of grass and every leaf on the trees in their path? I think not. Before this happens let us ponder carefully our choice of roads." -Plains Cree Chief Ahtahkakoop (Star Blanket), as quoted by interpreter Peter Erasmus at the Treaty 6 negotiations at Fort Carleton in 1876.