Authors

Martin Cross

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This letter, dated May 26, 1954, from Three Affiliated Tribes Tribal Chairperson Martin Cross to US Secretary of the Interior Douglas McKay regarding $200 per capita payment. Cross wants to know why the Commissioner of Indian Affairs rejected their request for $200 per capita payments when it had seemed that the request would be accepted. Cross explains his position, citing both US Public Law 437 and US Public Law 843. Cross further explains that the majority of the tribal members on the reservation are unemployed and that they need to financial relief. Cross asks McKay for his assistance.

See also:

Resolution Passed by Three Affiliated Tribes Tribal Council Regarding Per Capita Payments, May 13, 1954

Letter from Martin Cross to Representative Burdick Regarding Per Capita Payments, May 27, 1954

Date of Work

5-26-1954

Keywords

Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, per capita payments, US Public Law 437, PL-437, US Public Law 843, PL-843, unemployment

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

Martin Cross, Douglas McKay, Milton R. Young

Letter from Martin Cross to Douglas McKay Regarding Per Capita Payments, May 26, 1954

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