Adlai Stevenson


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This letter, dated April 3, 1944, from Adlai Stevenson to United States (US) Representative Usher Burdick concerns property taxes. Stevenson explains that he has been asked to make a statement on tribal activities under the current program of the US Bureau of Indian Affairs. Stevenson writes that many tribal members feel that under treaty obligations, tribal members should not have to pay a property tax. He also notes that the Bureau has taken a 3 percent tax to establish a fund that the tribal members are opposed to, and that members accepted the Bureau without knowing what sort of programs it would institute. He concludes by stating that the group has sent representatives to Washington regarding the US Wheeler-Howard Act.

See also:

Letter from Bear et al to Representative Burdick Regarding Property Laws, Undated

Meeting notes from Jackson Dancing Bull Regarding Property Laws, April 3, 1944

Date of Work



US Wheeler-Howard Act, US Lemke Bill, US Bureau of Indian Affairs, The Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish

Organizations Referenced

US Bureau of Indian Affairs

People Referenced

Usher Burdick, Adlai Stevenson, Collier

Letter from Adlai Stevenson to Representative Burdick Regarding Property Taxes, April 3, 1944