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This letter dated December 23, 1935, from Charles Fool Bear to Eugene Burdick, addresses the settling of Catfish's estate. In the letter, Fool Bear notes that he was referred to Eugene Burdick by Usher Burdick. Fool Bear outlines his claim to the estate, as well as the funds and lands distributed in the will. Fool bear suggests there are two competing wills and relates the process of contesting the will he has undergone to this point. Attached to the handwritten letter from Fool Bear is typed transcript of the letter created by Eugene Burdick that corrects grammar and spelling, as well as converts some of the original language to legalese.

See Also:

Letter from Charles Fool Bear to Eugene Burdick Regarding Catfish's Estate, January 15, 1936

Letter from Eugene Burdick to Charles Fool Bear Regarding Catfish's Estate, January 21, 1936

Date of Work



will, estate, probate

Organizations Referenced

Fort Peck Tribes, Fort Peck Assiniboine, Canoe Paddler Band of Assiniboine, Red Bottom Band of Assiniboine, Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation (Montana), the Fort Peck Tribes, Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes

People Referenced

Leon Spotted Bull, Ralph Spotted Bull, Sarah Spotted Bull, Old Man Spotted Bull, Albert Foot, Roger Gray Stone, Amie Fool Bear, Catfish, Usher Burdick, Eugene Burdick, Mike Lynch, Mades Run (Run Mad), Shooting Thunder, Pretty Voice Hawk, Crow Head, Fearless, Fool Bear, Leo, John G. Hunter (John O. Hunder)

Letter from Charles Fool Bear to Eugene Burdick Regarding Catfish's Estate, December 23, 1935