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This handwritten letter, dated December 13, 1952, from Three Affiliated Tribes Tribal Chairperson Martin Cross to United States (US) Representative Usher Burdick encloses a petition calling for the investigation of Jefferson B. Smith, enrolled member of the Three Affiliated Tribes who is employed at the Fort Berthold Agency at Elbowoods, North Dakota. The petition outlines the basis for the complaint and is signed by 24 people, including Martin Cross. Cross's note with the petition expresses disappointment that Burdick was not there to personally receive the petition when Cross went to see him on December 13. Cross requests immediate action on the petition. The petition is enclosed with this document. There are some handwritten notes and corrections on the petition.
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