From 'the Galenian' (Illinois)
As the present Indian War has assumed a character and consequence not expected by our Government, and not apprehended by the most timid of our citizens, some inquiry into the causes which could produce a result so completely contrary to all calculation, should be made. It is, as has been for a number of years, well known that the whole Sac and Fox Nation have been ill disposed towards the Americans--the feelings of hostility which had remained on their minds by the events of the last war were slowly subsiding, by the death and age of the oldest and most inveterate of the chiefs, and the gradual decline of their influence with the British authorities in Canada when, in 1832 all their ancient animosity was aroused by the occupation by the whites of the present Lead Mine District. The Indians then first began to perceive the value of what they had given away; they denied the treaty of cession, but were contradicted by the Chiefs who signed the treaty. Driven by facts from every subterfuge, they gave way in sullen discontent, and retired to their villages, mourning their folly and, Indian like, meditating schemes of revenge.