When a provision specifying the site for paying their annuities was cut from the treaty, the Ojibwe refused to move from their land until the U.S. government met its original agreement. The Indians faced many frustrations when dealing with the government.
"We have heard that we were to be disappointed and that our Great Father would not make his commissioners' words good. Why make a treaty with us if our Great Father can alter it without our consent? Why make children of us? We cannot understand why our treaty was altered without asking us--if that was right, our Great Father can take our lands without asking, or without price." Bug-O-Nay-ge-shig (Hole-in-the-Day), 1848
Bug-O-Nay-ge-shig (Hole-in-the-Day), 1848