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This letter dated January 24, 1952 from United States (US) Assistant Secretary of the Interior Dale E. Doty to US Representative Usher Burdick updates Burdick on the status of the tribal conflict that Burdick is attempting to help resolve. Doty reports that after receiving Burdick's letter, tribal members Oscar Burr, Percy Rush, Rufus Stevenson, and Jim Blackdog (also refered to elsewhere as James Black Dog) had a meeting with the Commissioner of Indian Affairs. In that meeting, they were informed of how they may proceed with their complaint. Doty provides additional information regarding their options for hiring an attorney.
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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
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, US Bureau of Indian Affairs
Dale E. Doty, Usher Burdick, Oscar Burr, Percy Rush, Rufus Stevenson, Jim Blackdog
Doty, Dale E., "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" (1952). Usher Burdick Papers. 131.