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This letter, dated March 15 1954, from William J. Deane of Elbowoods, North Dakota on the Fort Berthold Reservation to United States (US) Representative Usher Burdick begins with Deane congratulating Burdick on having walked "between the bullets," a reference to a shooting in the US Capitol by four Puerto Rican Nationalists in which five US representatives were wounded.
Deane then makes reference to the Three Affiliated Tribes' pending case before the US Court of Claims, writing that he was told on his last trip to Washington, D.C. that the US government was "stalling," and expressing his hope that Burdick can expedite the matter.
Report to the Three Affiliated Tribes Regarding the Fort Berthold Claims, January 12, 1954
Letter from Representative Burdick to William J. Deane Regarding Fort Berthold Claims, March 17, 1954
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William J. Deane, Usher Burdick
Deane, William J., "Letter from William J. Deane to Representative Burdick Regarding Fort Berthold Claims, March 15, 1954" (1954). Usher Burdick Papers. 17.