Definition of treaty Indian in English:

treaty Indian


  • A North American Indian whose people have signed a treaty with the government.

    • ‘During his tenure, treaty Indians received the right to vote in national elections.’
    • ‘The comment was not directed toward her personally as a treaty Indian, he added.’
    • ‘And if tribal identity could not be ascertained, then who was a hostile and who was a treaty Indian was equally difficult to determine.’
    • ‘And that's not counting the Métis, I'm just counting the treaty Indian.’
    • ‘Just ask any treaty Indian anywhere in Canada or even those who have recently concluded treaties or adhesions and who are trying to implement them.’