The rules governing the harvest of Bison
The following rules were made for the 1840 hunt.
This system of rules and punishments would evolve to become part of a system of self-government for the Métis communities; in 1873 the Southbranch settlements organized a form of local government, under Gabriel Dumont, based on the laws of the buffalo hunt.
From George Bryce. The Remarkable History of the Hudson's Bay Company... Nabu Press. ISBN 978-1-277-72735-7.