The Royal Proclamation

The Royal Proclamation

the royal proclamation

King George III, of Great Britain and Ireland issued a Royal Proclamation to his subjects living in trading colonies in Turtle Island on October 7, 1763.

King George III, proclamation is not addressed to the Great Law of Peace Council or the Tribes of Turtle Island and does not identify Turtle Island by name, tribe, or territory.

The King has decreed that only he can purchase lands from the Indians and no companies or colonists can purchase land directly from the Indians.

Instead, all future land purchases were to be made by King George’s officials “at some public meeting or assembly of the said Indians”.

Furthermore, King George’s subjects were forbidden to settle on Turtle Island lands, and King George’s officials were forbidden to grant ground or lands without the King’s approval.  Organized land companies asked for land grants but were denied by King George III.

The King proclaimed to his subjects living in Turtle Island that the land was not to be coveted and could not be purchased directly from the Indians without including “at some public meeting or assembly of the said Indians”  and King George’s officials.

The King’s proclamation alludes to his Turtle Island legal obligation to the Great Law of Peace Council without naming the sovereign leaders, tribes, confederacies and territories of Turtle Island and the Great Law of Peace Council he joined in 1760.