Conclusion: District Space
This chapter concludes by summarizing how district-inspection modified the conduct of observation by grounding documentation and records into a distinct set of spatial-temporal coordinates. The chapter goes on to discuss the long reach of the district in structuring other nineteenth-century projects of colonial rule. Particular attention is paid to how the modern reservation system in Canada drew heavily from the district report and the logic of using the district to confine indigenous populations to specific locations and limit their mobility. It outlines lines of inquiry that could be pursued through subsequent research projects.