In 1876, the leaders of the Turtle Mountain Chippewa made a petition to the US Government asking for a settlement of their issues. They made several key points and concessions, and asked for considerations for their request to cede over 9-million acres of land in North Dakota. Some of the key points of the memorial are as follows:
Unfortunately it was never acted upon and the reservation was later established to its current 8 miles by 12 miles size in 1884.
A collaborative effort of members of the Ojibwe and Metis communities