Douglas attempts to create reserves appropriate in size to facilitate Indigenous self-sufficiency and assimilation into settler society. Douglas’ reserves are not thoroughly surveyed or published in the British Columbia Gazette, affording them ill protection from subsequent politicians who overwhelmingly oppose Douglas’ policies.
Harris, R. Cole. Making Native Space: Colonialism, Resistance, and Reserves in British Columbia. (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2002), 34-35, 42-44.