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Usher Burdick

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This letter, dated January 14, 1952, from United States (US) Representative Usher Burdick to US Secretary of the Interior Oscar Chapman encloses a letter that Burdick drafted to the "discontented" tribal members on the Fort Berthold Reservation. Burdick is looking for a way to solve the "continual turmoil" on the reservation. The letter Burdick has enclosed is addressed to Oscar Berg, Percy Rush, Rufus Stevenson, and Jim Blackdog (also known as James Black Dog). The letter states that if the recipients feel that the Tribal Council has violated their constitution and by-laws, then they should petition the Secretary of the Interior to hold a hearing.

See also:

Letter from Dale E. Doty Regarding Response from Members of the Three Affiliated Tribes to Burdick's Letter Attempting to Resolve Current Tribal Conflict, January 24, 1952

Date of Work

1-14-1952

Keywords

Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, Three Affiliated Tribes Tribal Council, Three Affiliated Tribes Tribal Business Council, conflict, hearing, constitutional violations, by-laws violations, grievances

Organizations Referenced

Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, Three Affiliated Tribes Tribal Council, Three Affiliated Tribes Tribal Business Council, US Department of the Interior

People Referenced

Oscar Chapman, Usher Burdick, Oscar Berg, Percy Rush, Rufus Stevenson, Jim Blackdog, James Black Dog

Letter from Representative Burdick to Oscar L. Chapman Enclosing a Letter to Members of the Three Affiliated Tribes Which Burdick Hopes Will Help Resolve Current Tribal Conflict, January 14, 1952

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