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This letter, dated September 29, 1955, from Pastor Ralph M. Galt to United States (US) Representative Usher Burdick explains that the Three Affiliated Tribes Tribal Business Council can no longer purchase tribal lands to hold in a land pool for its members and as a result, land on the Fort Berthold Reservation is being sold to non-tribal members. Galt writes that it is "undesirable to break up this ancestral community." He adds that this is especially cruel considering that the Three Affiliated Tribes are still recovering from their relocation following construction of the Garrison Dam. Galt asks Burdick to help in any way that he can. This letter was also sent to US Senator Milton Young, Fred Aandahl of the US Department of the Interior, and Glenn Emmons of the US Bureau of Indian Affairs.
Correspondences Between Laura Knudson and C.J. Barry Regarding Sale of Land on the Fort Berthold Reservation, September 1, 1955
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Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, sale of lands, Fort Berthold Agency, non-competent lands, relocation, taken land, Garrison Dam, Garrison Reservoir, Garrison Diversion, land sales
Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish
Usher Burdick, Ralph M. Galt, Milton Young, Fred Aandahl, Glenn Emmons
Galt, Ralph M., "Letter from Ralph M. Galt to Representative Burdick Urging Burdick to Help the Three Affiliated Tribes Buy Their Land Recently Put up for Sale, September 29, 1955" (1955). Usher Burdick Papers. 191.