1885 - The Pass System prevents freedom of travel to and from many reserves. as a result, Indians couldn't leave without a pass from the Indian agent, and outsiders could no longer do business with most Indians.
"In 1885, the Department of Indian Affairs instituted a pass system. No outsider could come onto a reserve to do business with an Aboriginal resident without permission from the Indian agent. In many places, the directives were interpreted to mean that no Aboriginal person could leave the reserve without permission from the Indian agent. Reserves were beginning to resemble prisons." -