There’s been a flurry of new mining proposals in the ceded territory of Lake Superior, threatening to overwhelm Ojibwe bands that are pledged to protect that region
The land ceded by the tribes to the U.S. government in the 19th century treaties is huge. It includes northeastern Minnesota, almost all of northern Wisconsin, most of Lake Superior and all of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The treaties gave up the land but guarantee protection of cultural and natural resources.
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