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This handwritten letter, dated May 27, 1954, from Three Affiliated Tribes Tribal Chairperson Martin Cross to United States (US) Representative Usher Burdick provides a report on Cross's appeal of the denial of a proposed $200 per capita payment. Cross writes that he saw Secretary Douglas McKay on May 26, but McKay said that he did not know anything about it. Cross said than in a subsequent meeting with several people from the US Bureau of Indian Affairs he did not succeed in overturning the rejection of the proposed per capita payment. Cross mentions enclosing a copy of the letter he sent to McKay, but the enclosed letter was not found with this document in Burdick's papers.
Letter from Martin Cross to Douglas McKay Regarding Per Capita Payments, May 26, 1954
Letter from Representative Burdick to Martin Cross Regarding the Bureau of Indian Affairs' Decision to Reject Per Capita Payments, June 2, 1954
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Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, per capita payments
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
Usher Burdick, Martin Cross, Douglas McKay
Cross, Martin, "Letter from Martin Cross to Representative Burdick Regarding Per Capita Payments, May 27, 1954" (1954). Usher Burdick Papers. 162.