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This report, dated June 22, 1953, by the firm of Wilkinson, Boyden, Cragun, and Barker to the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation concerns the status of the reservation's claims before the Indian Claims Commission. The report outlines the status of a claim under review by the Commission. It states that the Commission may refer to the Blackfeet case from December 17, 1952 once it comes out of the appeal process. The report also summarizes the Fort Berthold Reservation's claim, which states that the Tribes should have the right to sue for damages based on the delay between the time their lands were taken and the date of they payment. The report also summarizes the argument as it relates to the Indian Claims Commission Act. It concludes by stating that the firm expects the Blackfeet appeal to be concluded during the fall of 1953 and they will update Fort Berthold at that time. See related docs "Report to the Three Affiliated Tribes Regarding the Fort Berthold Claims, January 12, 1954"
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Blackfeet Indians, Blackfeet Case, Indian Claims Commission, Indian Claims Commission Act, Court of Claims, Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, The Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, Fort Berthold Claims, land payments
Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, The Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, Indian Claims Commission, Court of Claims,
John W Cragun, Boyden, Barker, Wilkinson
Cragun, John W.; Boyden; Wilkinson; and Barker, "Report by Wilkinson, Boyden, Cragun, and Barker on the Status of the Fort Berthold Claims, June 22, 1953" (1953). Usher Burdick Papers. 12.