Considering their past experience with the U.S. government, some Dakota were not surprised by the amendment.
"You have come with the words of our Great Father, and have put them in this paper, but the Indians are afraid it may be changed hereafter. I say this in good feeling. Perhaps you think many of these things will be altered at Washington yourselves! You have been asked a great many questions; and have answered 'yes' to them. If all prove true as you say, it will be very good indeed. But when we were at Washington, the chiefs were told many things; which when we came back here, and attempted to carry out, we found could not be done. At the end of three or four years, the Indians found out very different from what they had been told; and all were ashamed." Wacouta (Foremost Talker), 1851
Wacouta (Foremost Talker), 1851