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This letter, dated March 27, 1952, from Marjorie Slocum of Elbowoods, North Dakota on the Fort Berthold Reservation to United States (US) Representative Usher Burdick details her complaints of unfair treatment by the Three Affiliated Tribes Tribal Council. She mentions enrollment issues, per capita payments, an incident where a cow of hers was shot, non-reimubrsement for relocation of her home due to flooding by the Garrison Dam, and appraisal of her property. Slocum says that she read in the Agency Bulletin about Burdick's investigation of the Tribal Council and hoped that he could help her with the problems she has been having. The letter says that the Bulletin article is enclosed, but it was not included with this document.
See also: Article: "Burdick Asks for Investigation of Tribal Council," March 15, 1952
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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, complaints, grievances, enrollment, per capita payment, appraisal, relocation, cattle, grazing rights
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 Army Corps of Engineers
Marjorie Slocum, Ben Slocum, Usher Burdick
Slocum, Marjorie, "Letter from Marjorie Slocum to Representative Burdick Regarding Unfair Treatment by the Three Affiliated Tribes Tribal Council, March 27, 1952" (1952). Usher Burdick Papers. 142.