Would it have been better if all the land in the 1836 treaty remained under full tribal control excluding non Native American? If that happened there would be no need for this thread.
Your statement has zero liklihood of becoming actuality, less so had the tribes attempted to move on it earlier in time when Statehood was granted and expansionism were the national focus.
Had Judge Fox actually opted to include the actual treaty language that negatets the Federal obligations set forth when 'the land is needed for settlement' in his ruling, that would also make this discussion moot. Both are hypotheticals, unfortunately.
Now, let's get back to that fishery management money the Feds provide the Great Lakes states....please edify us all on what funds this entails. They "rent" hatchery space for lake trout rearing in Michigan, essentiallly subsidizing plants in CD jurisdiction waters. Sea Lamprey control expenditures are mandated via the IJC agreement and directed by the Great Lakes Fishery Commission.