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This letter dated August 17, 1951, from United States (US) Representative Usher Burdick to Mrs. H. T. Burns, Sr., expresses appreciation for Burns's letter concerning the name of the Garrison Dam reservoir. Burdick notes that he agrees that the reservoir should be given an "Indian name," but notes there has also already been legislation introduced to name the reservoir "Lake Thompson" that has been endorsed by US Senator Milton Young and US House Representative Fred Aandahl. Burdick closes by affirming his interest in North Dakota history and by noting it will be difficult to stop the current legislation.
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Garrison Dam, Garrison Diversion, Garrison Reservoir, Lake Thompson, Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, The Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish
Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, The Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish
Mrs. H. T. Burns, Sr., Fred Aandahl, Milton Young
Burdick, Usher, "Letter from Representative Burdick to Mrs. H. T. Burns Sr. Regarding Reservoir Name, August 17, 1951" (1951). Usher Burdick Papers. 229.