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This letter, dated July 19, 1955, from Minot attorney Joseph J. Funke to United States (US) Representative Usher Burdick explains that the St. Joseph Hospital in Minot has a contract with the US Bureau of Indian Affairs to provide care to residents of the Fort Berthold Reservation of North Dakota. Funke details the case of Three Affiliated Tribes member Janet Gohl, noting that she was approved to receive care for 14 days but instead spent 203 days in the hospital. He adds that the Bureau later approved the last 35 days of her stay, but that charges for the middle days remain unpaid. The hospital has asked Funke to facilitate payment, and Funke is now reaching out to Burdick for advice.
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Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, The Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, US Bureau of Indian Affairs, US Indian Bureau, US Indian Agency, medical care, St. Joseph's Hospital, Minot
Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, The Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, St. Joseph's Hospital of Minot, US Bureau of Indian Affairs, US Indian Bureau, US Indian Agency
Judge Gronna, Usher Burdick, Joseph J. Funke, Janet Grohl
Funke, Joseph J., "Letter from Joseph Funke to Representative Burdick Regarding Unpaid Hospital Bill for Fort Berthold Resident, July 19, 1955" (1955). Usher Burdick Papers. 204.