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This memorandum, likely from 1956, from R. B. McKee, Superintendent of the Fort Berthold Agency to "Area Director" responds to a request for maps of the taking area of the Fort Berthold Reservation and a description of how that land is being used. The memorandum indicates that that the current area of 70,000 acres will reduce to 37,000 as the Garrison Reservoir pool level continues to rise to 1850 feet. At this time, a little more than half of the area is used for grazing by non-Indigenous people and about 90% of Indigenous-owned livestock is grazed in the area. Some tables are included. The Three Affiliated Tribes Tribal Business Council is copied on this memorandum. The memorandum is signed by Wayne T. Emerson, Acting Superintendent. A handwritten note at the top of the memorandum reads, "H. R. 9324" likely a reference to US House Resolution 9324.
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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, Fort Berthold Agency
R. B. McKee, Wayne T. Emerson
McKee, R. B. and Emerson, Wayne T., "Memorandum from R. B. McKee to Area Director Regarding Grazing on the Fort Berthold Reservation, Likely 1956" (2022). Usher Burdick Papers. 192.