Dominion Lands Act

The Dominion Lands Act of 1872, its amendments and regulations set policy for how the Department of the Interior was to administer the disposal of western and northern public lands and resources. Homestead land, grants to veterans of the South African War and World War One and the North West Métis Scrip Commissions were some of the programs that came under this Act. The names of those who were involved in these initial land transactions are included in the Saskatchewan Homestead Index.