1850 Indian Removal for Canal Criticism
® It is estimated that the expense attending the removal of the Chippewa Indians from Lake Superior this season, the immense loss of property from abandoning the old and extensive establishment at La Pointe and the expense of erecting the necessary buildings for the new Agency, would be quite sufficient to construct a Ship-Canal around the Rapids at this place [Sault Ste. Marie]. An exact account of the expenses of this extensive scheme for imposing upon the government and for swindling the Indians, will be an interesting statistical document, if fully drawn out.
Source: Lake Superior Journal June 19, 1850.