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This letter, dated August 27, 1954, from Three Affiliated Tribes Tribal Chairperson Martin Cross to United States (US) Representative Usher Burdick encloses two resolutions passed by the Three Affiliated Tribes Tribal Business Council. The first resolution amends the tribal constitution to make adjustments to the governing body and its representatives in accordance with the changes that the flooding of their land by the Garrison Dam made to the functional needs of the reservation. The second resolution provides details for per capita funds distributions, including tribal rolls and who is eligible to receive payment. Both resolutions are signed by Samuel B. Matthews, Martin Cross, and Ralph Shane. Both resolutions are enclosed with this document.
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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, tribal constitution, resolution, Garrison Dam, Garrison Reservoir, Garrison Diversion, representation, tribal rolls, eligibility, enrollment, per capita payments, funds held in trust, distribution of funds
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 Bureau of Indian Affairs
Usher Burdick, Martin Cross, Glenn Emmons, W. O. Roberts, Ralph Shane, Samuel B. Matthews
Cross, Martin, "Letter from Martin Cross to Representative Burdick Enclosing Two Resolutions Passed by the Three Affiliated Tribes, August 27, 1954" (1954). Usher Burdick Papers. 170.