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Frank Heart

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This handwritten letter, dated January 26, 1956, from Frank Heart to United States (US) Representative Usher Burdick follows up on a conversation between Heart and Burdick in which Burdick requested detailed information regarding the per capita payment bill US Senate Bill 2151 (S. 2151). Heart says that the current Three Affiliated Tribes Tribal Business Council has been saying that this bill is the only way that tribal members will get a per capita payment. Heart expresses concern over the Three Affiliated Tribes' ability to get their payment. Heart provides additional insights into the bill and the tensions between tribal members about the bill and says that the Tribal Council has been dishonest with tribal members. Heart says that the Tribal Council took away tribal members' right to vote in the election of Tribal Business Council members. Heart asks for Burdick's help in sorting out the mess. A stamp at the top of this letter reads, "Please return to Congressman Burdick" and another indicates that it was received by the US Bureau of Indian Affairs on February 6, 1956.

See also:

Letter from Representative Burdick to Frank Heart Regarding Bill on Per Capita Payments, January 20, 1956

Letter from Representative Burdick to Glenn Emmons Regarding US Senate Bill 2151 and Internal Tribal Conflict Regarding the Bill, February 15, 1956

Letter from Representative Burdick to Frank Heart Regarding a Vote by the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation to Redistrict the Reservation, February 28, 1956

Letter from Representative Burdick to Frank Heart Regarding Letter from Wesley D'Ewart Which Answers Inquiries Made by Heart, March 1, 1956

Date of Work

1-26-1956

Keywords

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, per capita payments, Garrison Dam, Garrison Reservoir, Garrison Diversion, US Senate Bill 2151, S. 2151

Organizations Referenced

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

People Referenced

Usher Burdick, Frank Heart, Orme Lewis, Wesley D'Ewart, Selene Gifford

Letter from Frank Heart to Representative Burdick Regarding US Senate Bill 2151, January 26, 1956

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