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This letter dated August 17, 1951, from United States (US) Representative Usher Burdick to Blair and Jo Ann Smallwood, expresses Burdick's appreciation for their 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 United States Senator Milton Young and United States 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.
This appears to be a form letter that Burdick sent to people who initially wrote to him about naming the Garrison Dam reservoir.
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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
Jo Ann Smallwood, Blair Smallwood, Fred Aandahl, Milton Young
Burdick, Usher, "Letter from Representative Burdick to Blair and Jo Ann Smallwood Regarding Reservoir Name, August 17, 1951" (1951). Usher Burdick Papers. 230.